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The Natural History of Edward Lear

Robert Peck’s book on Edward Lear’s career as a zoological illustrator is out; I thought it would be in large part a reprint of his essay in the Harvard Library Bulletin enhanced with reproduction, but it is actually a different, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s 1838 Stay in Amalfi

Above is a page from the Guest Book of Albergo Cappuccini in Amalfi. In the upper half are the signatures of Edward Lear and James Uwins, “Pittori Inglesi. Contentissime. 3. weeks. 18. July. 1838” (English Painters. Very Satisfied. 3 weeks. … Continue reading

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Vivien Noakes’s Edward Lear Archive at Somerville College

Stephen Duckworth reports: On 6 July 2016 a celebration took place at Somerville College Oxford to celebrate the Edward Lear archive of Vivien Noakes, which has generously been given to the College by Michael Noakes.   The archive includes copies … Continue reading

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J.R. Green on Edward Lear in 1871

Writing to Miss Olga von Glehn from Villa Congreve (also), San Remo, on 10 March 1871, John Richard Green states: I have just been seeing Lear’s pictures packed off for the Academy. I shall be home just in time for a … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Diaries Blog News

Tomorrow I will resume posting Edward Lear’s diaries from the date I stopped over a year ago. I will try to publish two-three entries a day until I reach the end of 1865, at which point Lear will be in … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View over San Remo from Villa Congreve

Over at the Edward Lear Society website an article appeared on 12 October showing a watercolour picture by Edward Lear of a San Remo view which also includes two figures in the foreground: It was shown during BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear on the BBC

I periodically check the BBC website for news on Edward Lear and especially programmes relating to him; my latest find is a dramatization of “The Jumblies” for the Storytime series on BBC School Radio. But of particular interest will be next … Continue reading

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