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A Few Links

I have been checking and fixing a few links in the bibliography pages and added a new, interesting article to the Studies on Edward Lear page: Antinucci, Raffaella. “‘Sensational Nonsense.’ Edward Lear and the (Im)purity of Nonsense Writing.” English Literature … Continue reading

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More Edward Lear Online from Houghton

A quick note on new Edward Lear materials which Houghton Library have placed online: Studies of palm trees. 1876. TypDr 805.L513.76p (1-8). Poems and songs by Alfred Tennyson / set to music, and inscribed to Mrs. Alfred Tennyson by Edward … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Congo Finch

Edward Lear, Congo Finch, Africa. 235 x 189mm., c.1825-30. Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, the “Four children,” and Elizabeth Hornby

A few weeks ago I reported the publication of an issue of Rivista di studi vittoriani devoted to Edward Lear; Ann C. Colley’s essay, “Edward Lear and Victorian Animal Portraiture,” has been greatly expanded and published as chapter 3 of her new book: Wild … Continue reading

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Two Edward Lear Parrakeets

Edward Lear, Brown’s Parrakeet (c. 1831). Watercolour and pencil on paper. 40 x 29 cm. Plate 20 of Lear’s Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae. Edward Lear, New Holland Parrakeet (c. 1831). Watercolour and pencil on paper. 45.3 x 29 cm. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Malacca Parakeet

Edward Lear, A Malacca Parakeet, Palaeornis Malaccensis, an illustration for Prideaux J. Selby’s Natural History of Parrots, Edinburgh,W. H. Lizars; 1836. Signed and inscribed ‘E. Lear fct.’ (vertically from branch), inscribed ‘Plate 3d’ (upper left), and ‘Palaeornis Malaccensis/Plate’ (lower centre), indistinctly inscribed … Continue reading

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Gerace Celebrates Edward Lear

I found this article only a few days ago: it reports that Gerace, a small town in Calabria, put up a plaque last June to celebrate Edward Lear’s two visits to the town. Here is a photograph: The plaque reads: … Continue reading

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