Tag Archives: nonsense rhymes

Hilary Knight’s Illustrations for The Owl and the Pussy-cat

AN ARCHIVE OF HILARY KNIGHT ILLUSTRATIONS FOR THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT. Sixteen finished double-page watercolors for Hilary Knight’s The Owl and the Pussy-Cat (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983), based on Edward Lear, watercolor, tempura, ink and color pencil, each 315 x … Continue reading

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There was an Old Man of Whitehaven…

There was an Old Man of Whitehaven, Who danced a quadrille with a raven; But they said, ‘It’s absurd To encourage this bird!’ So they smashed that Old Man of Whitehaven. From the Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions blog at the Lewis … Continue reading

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New Book on Edward Lear

James Williams’s book on Edward Lear is now available from Amazon, in the UK and in the USA. I haven’t had time to read it yet but the introduction is very promising.

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Readings and Listenings

I missed this review of Jenny Uglow’s Mr Lear, you can read it here. Listen to three Edward Lear arrangements, in Hungarian Translatio, by György Kósa: The music comes from Kósa György: Home Concert – Songs and Chamber Works; Bokor Jutta, Judit … Continue reading

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Repeated Nonsense: A Learesque Manuscript

Ekaterina Shatalova (see here) sends the description of a manuscript copying several of Edward Lear’s limericks together with pictures; here they are: A rather delightful album of 15 original ink drawings repeating some of Lear’s limericks from Book of Nonsense. … Continue reading

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“Nonsense!” – Words from Edward Lear, music by Mel Orriss

Festive Flutes and Mel Orriss perform six of Lear’s limericks set to music. Also, form the same event (I suppose): Festive Flutes and Mel Orriss perform “The House That Jack Built” at Cedars Hall, Wells, 4th February 2018.

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A Lecture and an Auction

If you have $15,000-20,000 you do not know how to spend, you might want to buy the FIRST VOLUME only of Edward lear’s original 1846 Book of Nonsense: If you can’t afford it, at least watch this extremely interesting lecture by … Continue reading

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