An Edward Lear Self-Caricature

Here is a typical Edward Lear caricature self-portrait I saved from an eBay auction a few months ago (starting price was GBP750.00 with an estimate of 1,500-2,000):

Lear caricature self-portrait

The speech bubble contains a message to Evelyn Baring, first Earl of Cromer (1841-1917): “9 A.M. will do beautifully but I would have made 6-7-or 8 do if H.E wished it.”

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