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Edward Lear in the TLS

The Times Literary Supplement for 3 February has not one, not two, but three articles on Edward Lear: Adam Kendon’s “Edward Lear Painting Parrots” is a review of Robert McCracken Peck’s recent The Natural History of Edward Lear; Ben Westwood’s “Lear and … Continue reading

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The Natural History of Edward Lear

Robert Peck’s book on Edward Lear’s career as a zoological illustrator is out; I thought it would be in large part a reprint of his essay in the Harvard Library Bulletin enhanced with reproduction, but it is actually a different, … Continue reading

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Two Bird Drawings by Edward Lear

Bonhams have added two drawings, both dated April 1846, to the lot in the previous post: [Two Mallards.] E. Lear. del. apl. 15. 1846. [A Black Swan.] E. Lear. del. April. 17. 1846.

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Ye Owly=Pussey=catte

The items below are for sale at Bonhams at impossible prices (as usual). I find it highly unlikely that the picture of the Owly=Pussey=catte can be dated 1846 like some of the others in the lot: for one thing Edward … Continue reading

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Edward Lear: Letter to Lord Lindsay

3 November. My dear Lord Lindsay, I have but a very few moments to thank you for a most kind letter & for the Cheque for 5£ it Contains. I shall like to hear that you & Lady Lindsay are … Continue reading

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Wild Lives

This program is sponsored by the Cotsen Children’s Library, the Graphic Arts Collection, and the Friends of the Princeton University Library. No reservations are necessary but for more information, contact Ian Dooley at 609-258-1148 or idooley@princeton.edu Princeton University’s Graphic Arts … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View of Buccione (1867)

Edward Lear, View of Buccione, Lago d’Orta, Novara, Italy. inscribed and dated ‘4.30 – to 6.30. PM./ June.1.1867./ Lucéra./ near Buccione (Gozzano.)/ Lago d’Orta’ and further indistinctly inscribed in pencil (lower left) and further inscribed with colour notes and numbered ‘(213)’ … Continue reading

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