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Edible Clothes Redux

When I posted two of George Cruikshank’s caricatures which might have inspired Edward Lear in writing “The New Vestments” I forgot to link to this great article on Lear’s poem by Carol Rumens in the Guardian of 30 December 2013: Edward Lear’s The … Continue reading

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Edible Clothes

See the Graphic Arts blog for a detailed description of the above prints. Edward Lear, “The New Vestments,” Laughable Lyrics, 1877. There lived an old man in the kingdom of Tess, Who invented a purely original dress; And when it was … Continue reading

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Bonnets

George Cruikshank, Undeviating Rectitude, 1819. British Museum images.

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Dancing Monstrosities

In a previous post I showed that Edward Lear was probably at least partially indebted to George Cruikshank for the frequently recurring osmosis between humans and animals, and I posted Cruiskhank’s Montrosities of 1821 as an example of extremely caricatural … Continue reading

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Zoological Sketches

Osmosis between humans and animals is one of the recurring features of Edward Lear’s limericks, and one of the most often commented on by critics. It often involves birds as in the following cases, all from A Book of Nonsense: … Continue reading

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