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Edward Lear and Frederic Church

Commenting on Edward Lear’s impressive painting of Beachy Head, in her recent Inventing Edward Lear, Sara Lodge writes, among much more: In Beachy Head, Lear directly recalls the dramatic composition of [Frederic] Church’s The Icebergs in a way that is … Continue reading

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Harriet Lear’s Copy of Journals of a Landscape Painter in Southern Calabria

Edward Lear, Journals of a Landscape Painter in Southern Calabria. London: Bentley 1852. Large 8vo, with presentation inscription ‘Harriet Lear from her brother Edward, Nov. 29 1853’, plates as required (one with partial tear without loss), in worn half binding. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Valletta, Malta

Edward Lear, Valletta, Malta. Signed with monogram l.r. Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour. 11.3 by 18.3cm.; 4½ by 7¼in. Lear’s first trip to Malta, which he described as ‘that much beloved place’ (see Lady Strachey, ed., The Letters of Edward Lear, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives

Edward Lear, Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. Signed with monogram l.l. Pencil and watercolour heightened with white. 17 by 37cm., 6¾ by 14½in. After leaving Corfu by the spring of 1858, Lear visited Jerusalem. He arrived during Holy Week and immediately began … Continue reading

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New Bibliography

Dubois, Martin. “Edward Lear’s India and the Colonial Production of Nonsense.” Victorian Studies 61.1 (2018): 35-59. Williams, James. “The Whole Situation.” Cambridge Quarterly 47.4 (2018). 387-394. (A review of Uglow’s Mr Lear). Rizal, Sarif Syamsu. “Actantial Models in the owl … Continue reading

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Meeting Edward Lear in Heaven

She wears a retro dress, the waist nipped small now that the tumors don’t bulge, a skirt that swirls, and dangling red earrings. Time’s different there and just this second she’s spotted the tall man excusing himself from Auden and … Continue reading

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Northrop Frye on Edward Lear’s Last Lines

July 23, 1932 I read in a book on the limerick the other day by some supercilious ass who talked about Edward Lear as a pioneer but a childish and inane primitive because his first and last lines ended with … Continue reading

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