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The five examples of Edward Lear’s imaginary bird pictures in this sale (lots 245-249) are early instances of his work, which Robert McCracken Peck has dated to 1827-1830. They are typical of the Lear’s work during this period, in which … Continue reading
One of Helen Stilwell’s Looloos, part of a series publshed in the New York World Sunday Magazine in 1906. This one appears to have been a postcard. For more information and several other examples, see here and in the Nonsense in … Continue reading
Almost six years ago I posted the central part of an invented-animal alphabet published in the New York Journal in 1908. Allan Holtz of Stripper’s Guide (read his post, in which he identifies the author, Bob Addams, and links to more … Continue reading
From Il Sole 24 ore, Sunday 10 February 2019.
British Library, Harley MS 624: From Edward Lear, More Nonsense Pictures, Rhymes Botany &c. (1872), “Twenty-Six Nonsense Rhymes and Pictures:” The fizzgiggious Fish, who always walked about upon Stilts, because he had no legs.
Edward Lear, Congo Finches, Africa. Pencil sketch, heightened with watercolour, on paper. Signed, 235 x 189mm., [c.1825-30]. Bonhams.
Edward Lear: Autograph letter addressed to Mrs. Hankey, from Rendcomb Park, Cirencester, dated Sept. 1, 1872, 3pp. 8vo., written at speed in his characteristic hand, linking many of the words, concerning commissions for drawings, his movements and an account of a … Continue reading
This poem does not appear in The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense; Vivien Noakes mentioned it in a note to “The Uncareful Cow, who walked about” on p. 515, but obviously considered this sketch too rough to be published, and she was probably right, as … Continue reading
Il Sole 24 ore, 5 March 2017.
Il Sole 24 ore, 6 November 2016.