Tag Archives: Edward Lear

The Fizzgiggious Fish’s Ancestor

British Library, Harley MS 624: From Edward Lear, More Nonsense Pictures, Rhymes Botany &c. (1872), “Twenty-Six Nonsense Rhymes and Pictures:” The fizzgiggious Fish, who always walked about upon Stilts, because he had no legs. Advertisements

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Learical Tennysons

LINCS to the Past, a project “focused on giving access to cultural heritage collections,” and the Arts and Humanities Research Council sponsor a new website, Learical Tennysons, dedicated to Edward Lear’s relationship to Alfred Tennyson and his family. It has been … Continue reading

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September Readings

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin has digitized its Edward Lear collection, which consists mostly of letters: 11 to William Holman Hunt, 2 to Luard and one to his sister Ellen from India, among others. … 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’s Dedication of His Ionian Islands Book to Evelyn Baring

If you have 3,000 – 4,000 GBP to spend you might be interested in this The Saleroom lot: Greece.- Lear (Edward) Views in the Seven Ionian Islands, signed presentation copy from Lear to Evelyn Baring inscribed “Corfu March 1864” fly-leaf, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Congo Finches

Edward Lear, Congo Finches, Africa. Pencil sketch,  heightened with watercolour, on paper. Signed, 235 x 189mm., [c.1825-30]. Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, A Cottage by a Stream (1839)

  Edward Lear, A Cottage by a Stream. Signed and dated May 16th 1839. Pencil, unframed. 25.25 x 36.75cm; 10 x 14½in. Provenance Captain (later Admiral) R.A. Oliver, served in New Zealand, and the south seas, in the late 1840s and early … Continue reading

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