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Edward Lear in Malta

I wrote the review below exactly one year ago for a newsletter of the Edward Lear Society that never appeared. Even though it is too late to visit the exhibition, you may still be able to order the book: it contains the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Another Letter to Vincent (with Self-Caricature)

Edward Lear, ‘I am just 60, & like this’ a fine self-caricature of the aged Edward Lear, soon after completing “the biggest Watercol: drawing I ever been & did”. The recipient, Spencer Vincent (1825-1889), was himself an accomplished amateur artist; a … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, A Letter to Spencer Vincent and his Dog

Edward Lear: Two autograph letters signed (“Edward Lear”), to Spencer Vincent (“Dear Vincent”) and his dog (“Dear Fan”), the letter to the human containing a full-page picture of food for the dog to contemplate, with each morsel captioned (“…A. a noblong … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and his Garden

The last page of a letter from San Remo, by Edward Lear; from the George Gery Milner-Gibson-Cullum autograph collection at Trinity College Library, Cambridge.

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Peter Newell’s Portrait Autograph

Peter Newell, Autograph Note Signed and with Original Sketch within a Second Signature. 5.5 x 3.5 inches. Newell used similar signatures on the back covers of his books too. Heritage Auctions.

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Mrs Jayfer, Millais, Dicky doyle and Wilkie Collins in an Edward Lear Letter

Among the many subjects touched in the letter to Henry Bruce, Lord Aberdare transcribed below from the scans available on the Florida State University website, is Edward Lear’s statement that the second part of “Mr and Mrs Discobbolos” was suggested … Continue reading

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An Edward Lear Letter to Wilkie Collins

The friendship between Edward Lear, the Victorian poet of nonsense verses, and Wilkie Collins, the novelist, has long been well-known. Yet, strangely enough, it was a friendship of which, as Collins’ biographer tells us, “hardly a trace remains.”{1} We know … Continue reading

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