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Two More Worth Reading on Edward Lear

A few weeks ago, Cabinet: A Quarterly of Art and Culture published a long article by D. Graham Burnett on Edward Lear’s “The Dong with a Luminous Nose” in its “The Nose” Issue 64, pp. 84-91: “The Luminosity of the … Continue reading

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No Rest for the Lear-Lover: More to Read

Matthew Bevis’s fourth post on “Aspects of Edward Lear” is now available at the Houghton Library blog: it is concerned with nonsense incursions into Lear’s serious drawings. Here is a full list of Matthrew’s articles: I, II, III, IV. Michael … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Feelings

Oxford University has published a series of five short videos on Edward Lear creted by Matthew Bevis and Jasmine Jagger, the general title is Edward Lear’s Feelings, and after an Introduction, the four remeining chapters are devoted to Wonder, Disgust, … 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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More to Read on Edward Lear &c.

Matthew Kerr reviews Jenny Uglow’s Mr. Lear for Apollo. Raffaella Antinucci has two articles on Nonsense and Edward Lear I’m not sure I mentioned before: “«Sensational nonsense»: Edward Lear and the (Im)purity of Nonsense Writing” English Literature 2.2 (2015). (download) … 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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More to Read on Edward Lear

Here is a review of Jenny Uglow’s biography from Country Life, 11 October 2017, p. 180: Barry Dicdcock’s review of the same book in the Herald Scotland. And Suzi Feay’s in the Financial Times. Anthony Madrid’s “On Edward Lear’s ‘The … Continue reading

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