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The Akond Illustrated

Several months ago Amit Sheokand sent me the image below, showing manuscript illustrations for Edward Lear’s The Akond of Swat: It is from a diary by one Ellen Burchett and has autographs by various people from 1923-1930. Amit, whowould like more … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Waiee, Bombay Presidency

Edward Lear, Waiee, Bombay Presidency, India. Pencil and grey wash on paper with watermark ‘J WHATMAN/1881’. 15¼ x 22¼in. (39 x 56.5cm.) Probably dating from late 1884 or early 1885, this work is based on an earlier drawing Lear executed … Continue reading

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