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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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Captain Beechey’s Zoology and Illustrated Excursions in Italy

I periodically search a few online databases for new material relating to Edward Lear, and today’s search proved rather interesting, so here is something to look at while you are waiting for the return of Edward Lear’s Diaries, due to … Continue reading

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Parrots, Music, and More

Robert Peck has kindly obtained permission to upload his article on Edward Lear’s ornithological illustrations from the latest issue of Landscope (vol. 28 no. 2, summer 2012-13): A Passion for Parrots (pdf file, 1.19MB). A great Christmas present for all … Continue reading

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A Passion for Parrots

Robert McCracken Peck has another gorgeously illustrated article in Landscope (vol. 28, no. 2, summer 2012-13, pp. 11-17), the quarterly journal of Western Australia’s Department of Environment and Conservation: A Passion for Parrots: Edward Lear Down Under. Unfortunately the magazine … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and the Scientists

Rowena Fowler writes to announce a must-see exhibition: “Edward Lear and the Scientists,” at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG. I have now received my copy of the special Edward Lear issue of the Harvard Library … Continue reading

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