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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
In a previous post, The Father of Nonsense, I published an 1877 letter in which Edward Lear thanked one W.S. for the dedication of a Book of Bosh, usually taken to be The Book of Bosh. With which are incorporated some amusing and instructive … Continue reading
Several months ago, Nina Bouri, who kindly does the Greek transcripts and translations for the Edward Lear’s Diaries blog, e-mailed me about a short story by poet/writer/translator Theofilos D. Frangopoulos (1923 – 1998) about his cousin, Theofilos K. Frangopoulos, a … Continue reading
Here is an interesting letter that was offered for sale at Bonhams in 2008; as far as I can see it is still available through AbeBooks sellers, which is where I got the small images: The letter reads: 8. Duchess … Continue reading
A bust of Edward Lear was unveiled at the Cavalieri Hotel in Corfu on 24 May. The article also mentions an Edward Lear society I had never heard of before. Here is a picture of the bust by Franco-Hellenic sculptor … Continue reading
Here is a nice adventure of Gustave Verbeek‘s Tiny Tads, from the Boston Sunday Post of 13 July 1913: Peter Maresca’s Sunday Press has published The Upside-Down World of Gustave Verbeek (for which I wrote an article I’ll post here … Continue reading
George Du Maurier, in Punch, 19 May 1877, p. 218.
George Du Maurier, in Punch, 12 May 1877, p. 215.
George Du Maurier, in Punch, 5 May 1877, p. 202.
George Du Maurier, in Punch, 28 April 1877, p. 191.