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Edward Lear, Letter to Mrs Ford

5 Stratford Place. 30 June 1865 Dear Mrs. Ford, I send you 2 photographs for your collection; — one, (the most professional,) was done this winter: the other — (the head,) — some time back: it is said by my … Continue reading

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Two on Edward Lear

A review of Robert Peck’s new book on Edward Lear’s natural history drawings, from last Saturday’s Wall Street Journal: John Cremona, “Edward Lear in Gozo in 1866,” The Gozo Observer – Issue 33, Winter 2016 (pdf download). Also of interest, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Buon Ricovero & Villa Cesia (1843)

Edward Lear, Buon Ricovero, 1843; Villa Caesia, 184[?]3. A pair, watercolour, heightened with white, on light blue paper. Both signed lower right, inscribed and dated Buon Ricovers, 1843, and Villa Caesia, 184 [?]3 , respectively. 8 x 14 cm. (3 1/8 x … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 29,000 times in 2015. If it were a … Continue reading

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Summer Reading, Watching and Listening

Here is a list of Edward Lear resources I found in the past months but never posted; please note I have also added several items to the bibliographies: Hugh Haughton, “Edward Lear and ‘The Fiddlediddlety of Representation.’” The Oxford Handbook … Continue reading

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Lewis Carroll, the Limerick, and the Meeting That Failed

Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert. The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland. Cambridge (Mass): Harvard University Press, 2015. pp. 39-40: What makes Useful and Instructive Poetry espefcially useful and instructive in terms of Carroll’s later literary career is … Continue reading

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Two Watercolours of Shells by Edward Lear

The two watercolours below were on sale on eBay a few weeks ago; according to the label, they were made as “watercolour samples for Gould’s Natural History.” eBay. eBay.

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