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Two Bird Drawings by Edward Lear

Bonhams have added two drawings, both dated April 1846, to the lot in the previous post: [Two Mallards.] E. Lear. del. apl. 15. 1846. [A Black Swan.] E. Lear. del. April. 17. 1846.

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Ye Owly=Pussey=catte

The items below are for sale at Bonhams at impossible prices (as usual). I find it highly unlikely that the picture of the Owly=Pussey=catte can be dated 1846 like some of the others in the lot: for one thing Edward … Continue reading

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Edward Lear: Letter to Lord Lindsay

3 November. My dear Lord Lindsay, I have but a very few moments to thank you for a most kind letter & for the Cheque for 5£ it Contains. I shall like to hear that you & Lady Lindsay are … Continue reading

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Wild Lives

This program is sponsored by the Cotsen Children’s Library, the Graphic Arts Collection, and the Friends of the Princeton University Library. No reservations are necessary but for more information, contact Ian Dooley at 609-258-1148 or idooley@princeton.edu Princeton University’s Graphic Arts … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View of Buccione (1867)

Edward Lear, View of Buccione, Lago d’Orta, Novara, Italy. inscribed and dated ‘4.30 – to 6.30. PM./ June.1.1867./ Lucéra./ near Buccione (Gozzano.)/ Lago d’Orta’ and further indistinctly inscribed in pencil (lower left) and further inscribed with colour notes and numbered ‘(213)’ … Continue reading

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New Edward Lear Books Online

The Getty Research Portal has links to a series of Edward Lear-related books; what I think is the first digital edition of Views in Rome and Its Environs. London: Thomas McLean, 1841. as well as Illustrations of the Family of … Continue reading

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A Few Links

I have been checking and fixing a few links in the bibliography pages and added a new, interesting article to the Studies on Edward Lear page: Antinucci, Raffaella. “‘Sensational Nonsense.’ Edward Lear and the (Im)purity of Nonsense Writing.” English Literature … Continue reading

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More Edward Lear Online from Houghton

A quick note on new Edward Lear materials which Houghton Library have placed online: Studies of palm trees. 1876. TypDr 805.L513.76p (1-8). Poems and songs by Alfred Tennyson / set to music, and inscribed to Mrs. Alfred Tennyson by Edward … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Congo Finch

Edward Lear, Congo Finch, Africa. 235 x 189mm., c.1825-30. Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, the “Four children,” and Elizabeth Hornby

A few weeks ago I reported the publication of an issue of Rivista di studi vittoriani devoted to Edward Lear; Ann C. Colley’s essay, “Edward Lear and Victorian Animal Portraiture,” has been greatly expanded and published as chapter 3 of her new book: Wild … Continue reading

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