Author Archives: Marco Graziosi

Edward Lear, The Monastery of Konstatmonitou, Mount Athos

Edward Lear, The Monastery of Konstatmonitou, Mount Athos. inscribed in English and Greek and dated ’16.Sept.1856′ and further inscribed in Greek (lower left) and with colour notes throughout. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour. 13 5/8 x 19 ¼ in. (34.6 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Monastery of Koutloumousiou, Mount Athos

Edward Lear, The Monastery of Koutloumousiou, Mount Athos. signed with monogram, indistinctly inscribed in Greek and dated ‘Sept.1.1856.’ (lower right) and dated again ‘1.Sept’ (lower left, in pencil). Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour. 9 1/8 x 12 ½ in. (23.1 … Continue reading

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Gromboolia: Nonsense Art and Literature

Michael Heyman, one of the leading experts on world nonsense literature, has created a new website: Gromboolia: The Nonsense Art and Literature Site. It includes an anthology linking to several examples of nonsense literature, music, comics and so on, as … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in Spanish

A new translation of Edward Lear’s limericks, by Herrín Hidalgo, has just been published in Spain by Media Vaca: You can see some of the colorful pages here, read a short biography of Lear, and a special preface for children … Continue reading

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Edward Lear & Friends in Corfu

Houghton Library owns an album of photographs from Franklin Lushington’s family, and its website includes a finding aid linking to a couple of digitized photographs. The one above is of particular interest as it shows some of the people Edward … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in Southwold

A new edition of Geoffrey Munn’s Southwold: An Earthly Paradise is now available, though Amazon will be selling it starting on 14 July, and it includes an all-new chapter on Edward Lear’s stay there in 1869 with an interesting interpretation of Lear’s poem … Continue reading

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A Note to Miss Cobden

Edward Lear appears to have met “a Rev. Mr. & Miss Cobden” at Emma Parkyns’s in 1859.  Villa Emily San Remo 15.March.1881 Dear Miss Cobden, I had to send an answer to your note very hurriedly, – not wishing to … Continue reading

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