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Edward Lear at 73½

Edward Lear. aet. 72.½ His cat Foss, aet 16.

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There was an Old Man with a Book

There was an old man with a Book — Who said, “Only look! Only look! — “Obsquation, — obsgration, — “At Waterloo station — Enquire if there ain’t such a book!” Limerick on the publication of Edward Lear’s Views in … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in 1884

Exact likeness of me and my cat Foss, 23 February, 1884. Private Collection, The Walthall Family. The Guardian (2012).

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Uncle Arly’s Tune (and a New Lear Self-Caricature)

In a recent post celebrating Edward Lear’s 204th brithday on the Untold Lives blog at the British Library Alexandra Ault, Curator of Manuscripts and Archives 1601-1850, posts a nice self-caricature of Lear and his cat Foss from a letter to … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Letters to Ellen Rawson & Daughter

This is part of a collection of 11 letters Edward Lear wrote to Mrs. Ellen Rawsom and her daughter Constance which were sold at Sotheby’s on 10 December 2013. Does anyone know where they ended up? The catalogue description: SERIES … Continue reading

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New Edward Lear Manuscripts from Houghton Library

The following items fromHoughton Library have been added to the Manuscripts page: Edward Lear drawings of Central India, 1875. MS Typ 55.5. 49 original landscape drawings on 31 mounts (31 sheets), in watercolor, pen and graphite. From Lord Northbrook’s collection, … 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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