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Three Limerick Drawings by Edward Lear

Three original pen & ink drawings by Edward Lear, taken from ‘A Book of Nonsense,’ first published in 1846. The drawings have been examined and fully authenticated as Lear’s work by the late Vivien Noakes, the world expert on Edward … Continue reading

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Ann Mortimer’s Owl and Pussy-cat

Anne Mortimer R.M.S., S.B.A., (b.1958) They dined on mince and slices of quince, which they ate with a runcible spoon Signed. Watercolour, mounted, unframed. 18.5 x 38cm; 7¼ x 15in. Illustration from The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear, published by … Continue reading

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Dear Edward Lear I Love Your Birds

Dear Edward Lear I Love Your Birds by Jeredith Merrin The Red and Yellow Macaw resplendent, And clearly your puff-chested model, Arching head over the arc of half-extended Red yellow blue wing, intended us to look. My first was in … Continue reading

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Jennie Feldman, The Grey Bird

No bright rhyme for this backward glare, the oboe-squawk half throttled with hindsight’s effort. Barely, acrobatically, hanging on. Is it in the way fear squiggles a frown and overdoes the eye’s black brow that we glimpse relief? Gravity resisted against … Continue reading

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Jennie Feldman, The Black and White Bird

Lifted birdily out of the sober quirks of sadness, not to be weighed down. Forget the palette, the easel-hours stuck sitting like a petrified gorilla— here’s quick strokes, dark washes. Poised ambiguities: landing / taking off? One bright eye unfailing dares … Continue reading

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Jennie Feldman, The Pink Bird

How to get a grip – scant-toed chick number twenty-one at Bowman’s Lodge (Holloway), dislodged unfledged pink & clueless – sixty-odd years on? Eye skyward, whence come fantastical figments marvellous skews that fly thin air against our limits. Flap-flap absolomly … Continue reading

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John Mole, The Edward Lear Poem (1989)

John Mole, “The Edward Lear Poem.” The Spectator, 2 December 1989, p. 42. He kept his wife in a box he did And she never complained though the neighbours did Because of the size of the box and the way … Continue reading

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