Spike Milligan’s Musical Interlude with Edward Lear


Charles Newington: “A Musical Interlude With Mr Edward Lear,” circa 2001.
A folio of seventeen aquatints, each signed by the artist and inscribed in pencil: Artists Proof for Spike Milligan, the majority also titled, together with CD and other related items, the larger sheets 38 x 45cm (15 x 17¾in).

This was a project written and produced by composer Jonathan Hodge and actor Julian Littman, with Spike acting as Narrator. Printmaker Charles Newington had previously ilustrated Spike’s book, ‘Frankenstein According To Spike Milligan’. This series of prints were produced as part of the project, limited to an edition of 75.


Newington’s website announces a Lear-themed show at the Chelsea Arts Club which should have opened on 29 September: he also promises that the Lear project with Spike Mulligan “will be available on this website shortly.”

More pictures for the project can be seen on Newington’s old website:









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