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Lear Drawings at King’s School, Canterbury

[In 2012, the King’s School in Canterbury held a bicentenary exhibition of its holdings of Edward Lear watercolours, part of an album of drawings donated by Hugh Walpole in 1938. Most of these works had already been presented by Charles … Continue reading

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An Edward Lear Society, at Last

After a long incubation, I first heard about plans for it about two years ago, I am pleased to announce that the Edward Lear Society has finally seen the light of day with a very nice website, where you will … Continue reading

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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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More Edward Lear Manuscripts from Houghton

Houghton Library is proceeding with the digitization of their Edward Lear manuscript holdings, and a few days ago a new resource was made available: Edward Lear Landscape Drawings, 1838-1884. The document contains over 3,500 links to good-resolution scans of Lear’s … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Greek Journals

The journals Edward Lear kept before 1858 are lost. Though we know that in 1885 he still had “60 volumes of Diaries” (letter to Fortescue, 30 April 1885, Selected Letters, p. 269), these were destroyed or distributed among Lear’s friends by … Continue reading

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A New Edward Lear Exhibition

I have not even finished posting material from the bicentenary year (see below) and a new exhibition opens: Edward Lear and his Contemporaries will be open from 21 January to 15 February 2013 at the World Land Trust Gallery, Blyth House, … 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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