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Edward Lear [?], Adjutant Bird

Edward Lear, Adjutant Bird . Watercolour. Partial signature. Inscription and date 17.8.86 17 x 12.5cm. [I think the date unlikely, and I’ve never seen a date written this way by Lear, and the handwriting is not Lear’s; maybe the date … Continue reading

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Two Edward Lear Parrakeets

Edward Lear, Brown’s Parrakeet (c. 1831). Watercolour and pencil on paper. 40 x 29 cm. Plate 20 of Lear’s Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae. Edward Lear, New Holland Parrakeet (c. 1831). Watercolour and pencil on paper. 45.3 x 29 cm. … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Pussycat

Stevyn Colgan annouces that he is closing down his Runcible Spoon blog, devoted to interpretations of the poems of Edward Lear and posts a best-of selection, as well as a step-by-step illustration of how he did his own version of … Continue reading

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Britain’s Audubon and Edward Lear

Booktryst: A Nest for Book Lovers has a beautifully illustrated post on Edward Lear’s difficult relationship with John Gould, “Britain’s Audubon.” The conclusion quotes Lear’s famous reaction when he heard of Gould’s death in 1881: John Gould’s desire to be … Continue reading

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