More Edward Lear Manuscripts from Houghton Library

Houghton Library has published several more manuscript facsimiles of Edward Lear material, mostly early zoological and botanical drawings:

Houghton Library, MS Typ 55.27

Edward Lear album of drawings, [ca. 1830]. MS Typ 55.27 contains a large number of early animal and plant drawings and a few landscapes. Some might actually be by his sister Ann.

Houghton Library, MS Typ 55.12

A number of the animal watercolours Lear did while at Knowsley in the early 1830s can be seen in Edward Lear drawings of animals and birds. MS Typ 55.12.

Houghton Library, MS Typ 55.8

Sketches of the psittacidae,1832. MS Typ 55.8 offers nine drawings that were published in Lear’s parrots book as well as two unpublished ones.

Houghton Library, MS Typ 55.4

Depictions of birds, plants, and insects. 1828-1836. MS Typ 55.4  is a scrapbook containing 80 drawings and watercolours by Edward Lear and his sister Ann.

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