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Ye Great Meyerbeer

“Ye great Meyerbeer — as seen at Spa in ye summer of 1856.” The label on the back of the picture attributes this to Edward Lear, and actually the drawing style — while a little too “finished” — is not … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Feelings

Oxford University has published a series of five short videos on Edward Lear creted by Matthew Bevis and Jasmine Jagger, the general title is Edward Lear’s Feelings, and after an Introduction, the four remeining chapters are devoted to Wonder, Disgust, … Continue reading

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Three Houses in Philates and a Letter to Gastaldi

The letter  was sent to Mr. Gastaldi, the architect who designed Edwar Lear’s two houses in Sanremo some time after 1880, when the building of the second one, Villa Emily had already been concluded. Lear and Gastaldi had evidently discussed … Continue reading

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Edward Lear Visits Captain Hornby

The following is one of Lear’s earliest autobiographical picture stories, from the mid 1830s according to Liebert (from whose book, Lear in the Original, the story is taken), but it was more probably drawn in 1841, when Lear was in England … Continue reading

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More Aspects of Edward Lear

The third part of Matthew Bevis’s series on Edward Lear  for the Houghton Library Blog is now online and discusses Lear’s relationship with birds, pelicans in particular. Please note there are TWO pages, the main text is in the sefcond … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Diaries & More Reading Material

The Houghton Library blog has posted the second part of Matt Bevis’s series on Edward Lear devoted to the importance of the diaries which, as I’m sure most of you know, are available online as images and partial transcripts. It seems … Continue reading

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Edward Lear Visits Beachy Head with His Sister Sarah

An Edward Lear picture story in 10 panels (nos. 5, 7 and 8 missing) relating an excursion with Lear’s sister Sarah Street. The pictures have been copied (or traced) from Lear’s presumably lost originals and bound with the typescript of … Continue reading

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