Tag Archives: zoological illustration

Gerace Celebrates Edward Lear

I found this article only a few days ago: it reports that Gerace, a small town in Calabria, put up a plaque last June to celebrate Edward Lear’s two visits to the town. Here is a photograph: The plaque reads: … Continue reading

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Captain Beechey’s Zoology and Illustrated Excursions in Italy

I periodically search a few online databases for new material relating to Edward Lear, and today’s search proved rather interesting, so here is something to look at while you are waiting for the return of Edward Lear’s Diaries, due to … Continue reading

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Parrots, Music, and More

Robert Peck has kindly obtained permission to upload his article on Edward Lear’s ornithological illustrations from the latest issue of Landscope (vol. 28 no. 2, summer 2012-13): A Passion for Parrots (pdf file, 1.19MB). A great Christmas present for all … Continue reading

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A Passion for Parrots

Robert McCracken Peck has another gorgeously illustrated article in Landscope (vol. 28, no. 2, summer 2012-13, pp. 11-17), the quarterly journal of Western Australia’s Department of Environment and Conservation: A Passion for Parrots: Edward Lear Down Under. Unfortunately the magazine … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and the Scientists

Rowena Fowler writes to announce a must-see exhibition: “Edward Lear and the Scientists,” at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG. I have now received my copy of the special Edward Lear issue of the Harvard Library … 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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Birds of Prey

Here is another early bird picture by Edward Lear, similar to the one mentioned in the previous post; it was auctioned by Christie’s in 1999: A pair of birds of prey on a rocky outcrop signed ‘E. Lear’ (lower right) … Continue reading

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Edward Lear Album to be Auctioned

A previously unknown, at least to me, album of early Edward Lear drawings has emerged and will be auctioned on 23 June. The description is not clear on how many of the drawings are Lear’s, it simply states that it … Continue reading

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An Unpublished Early Picture by Edward Lear

I am by nature a collector, but I can’t say I really care about having originals or first editions: I like having everything produced by Edward Lear, for example, but late editions of his books are all right with me, … Continue reading

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Thumbnail Studies in Un-natural History

Bob Addams, “Two Thumbnail Studies in Un-natural History.” The Metropolitan Magazine, vol. 22, no. 6, September 1905, p. 740.

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