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Edward Lear Learns to Ride a Horse

The British Museum’s curator comments for no. 1970,0411 reads: The following text is from the label for the display at the British Museum ‘Watercolours and Drawings by Edward Lear: a Bicentennial Celebration’: In 1842 Lear made a tour of the Abruzzi, … Continue reading

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Cuthbert Bede’s Limericks

BEDE, Cuthbert, pseud. (Edward Bradley) & HOW, William Walsham, Bishop of Wakefield. (A Collection of 24 Manuscript Limericks, each with an original ink illustration by Cuthbert Bede.) 4to. [1846] Full red roan, blind borders; rather rubbed. The volume contains a note … Continue reading

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Three Limerick Drawings by Edward Lear

Three original pen & ink drawings by Edward Lear, taken from ‘A Book of Nonsense,’ first published in 1846. The drawings have been examined and fully authenticated as Lear’s work by the late Vivien Noakes, the world expert on Edward … Continue reading

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More Wheelbarrows!

There was a young woman of Harrow Who always rode in a wheelbarrow Her weight was so great She came out of it straight That jolly young woman of Harrow. See here, here, and here. This one is from: The … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Two Owls

Edward Lear, Study of an Eagle Owl, 1846. Signed and dated on branch: “E. Lear del. 1846.” Pen and brown ink on paper; paper dimensions: 8 ¾ by 6 ½ inches. Provenance George and Fanny Coombe (née Drewitt), Peppering House, Sussex. Edward Lear, Ye Owly … Continue reading

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Edward Lear to Miss Selwyn

Edward Lear: Autograph letter addressed to Miss Selwyn, San Remo, 19 April, 1883, 3 pp., 8vo, with two pen and ink drawings of skipping lambs and a large self-portrait caricature of Lear taking a tumble, writing of his “head being bad. … Continue reading

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Another Edward Lear Letter to Mrs Hankey

Edward Lear:  Autograph letter addressed to Mrs. Hankey, from Rendcomb Park, Cirencester, dated Sept. 1, 1872, 3pp. 8vo., written at speed in his characteristic hand, linking many of the words, concerning commissions for drawings, his movements and an account of a … Continue reading

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