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La taupe suspendue

Félix Bracquemond (Paris 1833–1914 Sèvres), Les Taupes, 1854. Etching; sixth state of seven. Sheet: 19 1/8 × 12 1/16 in. (48.6 × 30.7 cm) Plate: 10 5/8 × 7 5/8 in. (27 × 19.4 cm). Inscribed in plate, lower right: … Continue reading

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Calendaria Botanica Ridiculoso

Among the many merits of Sara Lodge’s Inventing Edward Lear is the identification of Marie Duval as the author of a previously unattributed book, Calendaria Botanica Ridiculoso (first edition 1877). More on Duval. Lodge writes (p. 212): Lear’s ideas gave rise in … Continue reading

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