Category Archives: Edward Lear

Edward Lear and the Dolnik

From: Derek Attridge. “Rhythm: Children’s Poetry and the Dolnik“. In The Aesthetics of Children’s Poetry. Ed. Katherine Wakely-Mulroney and Louise Joy. Routledge, 2017. In what follows, I hope to show by means of a few examples both the ubiquity and … Continue reading

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An Unpublished Poem by Edward Lear

Amy Wilcockson and Edmund Downey have found a previously unknown poem by Edward Lear, dated 22 September 1882 and enclosed in a lettter to Mary Theresa Mundella (1847–1922), daughter of Liberal politician and friend to Lear, Anthony John Mundella (1825–1897). … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and Kleptomania

Edward Lear Was haunted by a fear While travelling in Albania Of contracting kleptomania. W.H. Auden, Academic Graffiti (1971). More here. I just learned about this clerihew from the latest issue of the TLS.

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A New Edward Lear Cartoon

Edward Lear (attrib.), drawing, ex. Ford Found., Attributed to Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888), “Please my Lord I want to be made a Bishop”, pen and brown ink caricature drawing on paper, no visible signature, inscribed in pencil verso “Edward Lear”, 4.25″h … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Parga, Greece & Monastir, Albania

Edward Lear, Parga, Greece; and Monastir, Albania. The first, signed with monogram and dated ‘1864’ (lower right); the second, signed with monogram and dated ‘1861’ (lower right). Oil on panel. 6 7/8 x 11 in. (17.2 x 28 cm.); and … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Near Suez (1849)

Edward Lear, Near Suez, evening, 15 January 1849. Watecolour with pen in brown ink over graphite on moderately  thick, rough, beige wove paper. 13.3 x 23.2 cm. Yale Center for British Art. Gift of D. Gallup. From Braeuner, Hélène. “British … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Monte Soratte near Rome

Edward Lear, Monte Soratte near Rome, Italy. Signed twice with monogram and indistinctly dated ’18[?]’ (lower right) and inscribed and numbered ‘6 SORACTE. [sic.]/Brock.6. Corso d’Italia Rome.’ (on the stretcher). Oil on canvas. 9 ½ x 18 ½ in. (24.1 … Continue reading

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