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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, El Tainel (1854)

Edward Lear, El Tainel, a view on the Lower Nile. Dated 4 p.m. Janr. 5. 1854, numbered 38 and inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink with watercolour on buff paper 9 x 35.5cm; 3½ x 14in. Lear … Continue reading

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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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Edward Lear Mixes Painting and Nonsense

Matt Bevis has recently brought to my attention the above drawing by Edward Lear in which landscape and nonsense get in some way mixed. The picture is at Tate and the text reads: I Galli The Sirens isles. 12. June. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, El Karnak (1854)

Edward Lear, El Karnak, Thebes. Inscribed and dated ‘El Koornek/Thebes 7:00 on/19.Feb.1854’ (lower left) and annotated throughout. Pencil and watercolour. 28 x 48.9cm (11 x 19 1/4in). Bonhams.

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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, Potamos (1863)

Edward Lear, Potamos. Inscribed (in ink over pencil) in Greek, dated 21. May. 5.P.M. 1863 and numbered 189. 32 x 48cm. Lawrences.

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