Edward Lear Exhibition in Henley-on-Thames

A small exhibition devoted to Edward Lear has recently opened at the River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames; here is the descrption on the museum website:


Edward Lear: Travel and Nonsense
15 Oct – 10 Jan
From extraordinary sketches of landscapes and nature, to the nonsense drawings and verses for which Lear is so well known, the exhibition presents around 30 framed works alongside manuscripts and original book publications.The exhibition is coming from the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, home of the largest and most comprehensive collection of Lear’s work in the UK, with important loans from private collections, which are rarely on public display.
The Exhibition is organised by the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.

Thanks to Sara Lodge for the information.

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2 Responses to Edward Lear Exhibition in Henley-on-Thames


    Dear Marco

    I see from the gallery website that Colin Harrison of the Ashmolean is giving a talk there on Lear this Saturday morning, 24 October.

    You may like to mention also that there was a half hour programme on Lear’s verse and nonsense illustrations on BBC4 this Monday, featuring Nicholas Parsons, Sara Lodge and others. It should be available on BBC iplayer until about 16 November.

    Best wishes


  2. Tom Swifty says:

    I cannot find your email address, so allow me to ask a question this way. I recently published a reader’s guide to nonsense literature called A Course in Nonsense. Your site (which it mentions) pleases me very much, so can I please you in return with sending a copy?

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