I do not have much time for posting at the moment, but here are a few recent items that might be of interest:
Peter Byrne has an interesting article on “Edward Lear of the Disappearing Nose” at Swans.com
A short piece on Edward Lear from the November 1 issue of The Scientist magazine: “Poetry and Pictures, circa 1830.”
According to this article in the London Evening Standard:
Novelist Andrew Sinclair […] has already written the script for a half-hour ITV film about Lear’s time in Corfu.
The Morgan Library & Museum has recently opened an exhbition on Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters, which includes a set of illustrations for Edward Lear’s “The Owl and the Pussy-cat.” Be sure to browse to the February 27 and March 4, 1897 letters to Noel Moore. Here is a review of the exhibition from artdaily.org.
David Attenborough has a long article in The Telegraph on Edward Lear as an ornithological illustrator, promoting the Folio Society’s recent publication of an expensive collection of bird illustrations from his collection: Birds drawn for John Gould by Edward. Also see this clip from the BBC Entertainment & Arts News as well as this article from the Guardian.
Not strictly Lear news, but of interest: “Phonics could speak to children’s knack for nonsense” again from the Guardian.