Author Archives: Marco Graziosi

Edward Lear’s Picture Letters

Haughton, Hugh. “Just Letters: Corresponding Poets.” In Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop. Ed. Jonathan Ellis. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015. 57-80. [Google Books]: Thinking of ‘snail mail’ brings to mind two pictorial letters from the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Representation of the Meteora Monasteries

Della Dora, Veronica. “Ways of Seeing: The Making of a Holy Landscape of Rocks.” In Avril Maddrell, Veronica della Dora, Alessandro Scafi, Heather Walton. Christian Pilgrimage, Landscape and Heritage: Journeying to the Sacred. New York: Routledge, 2014. 45-66. [Google Books] pp. … Continue reading

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Two Edward Lear Parrakeets

Edward Lear, Brown’s Parrakeet (c. 1831). Watercolour and pencil on paper. 40 x 29 cm. Plate 20 of Lear’s Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae. Edward Lear, New Holland Parrakeet (c. 1831). Watercolour and pencil on paper. 45.3 x 29 cm. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in the Third Millenium

I have just received a copy of the special issue of RSV: Rivista di Studi Vittoriani devoted to “Edward Lear in the Third Millenium: Explorations into his Art and Writing” edited by Raffaella Antinucci and Anna Enrichetta Soccio; here is … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Nice (1865)

Edward Lear, Nice, France. Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil heightened with white; inscribed in ink lower right: Nice. / 2.= 3. P.M. / 8 January 1865 / (18) the 4ground olive section / brown dark – off … Continue reading

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Mrs Jayfer, Millais, Dicky doyle and Wilkie Collins in an Edward Lear Letter

Among the many subjects touched in the letter to Henry Bruce, Lord Aberdare transcribed below from the scans available on the Florida State University website, is Edward Lear’s statement that the second part of “Mr and Mrs Discobbolos” was suggested … Continue reading

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An Edward Lear Letter to Wilkie Collins

The friendship between Edward Lear, the Victorian poet of nonsense verses, and Wilkie Collins, the novelist, has long been well-known. Yet, strangely enough, it was a friendship of which, as Collins’ biographer tells us, “hardly a trace remains.”{1} We know … Continue reading

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