Lear, Edward, 1812-1888

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1812-05-12
Death 1888-01-29
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

English painter and poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : 61 Promenade des Anglais [Nice], to Lady Duncan, 1865 Jan. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129778

From the description of Autograph letters signed (5) : Cairo, Cannes, Paris, San Remo, and Botzen, to Mrs. (later Lady) Digby Wyatt, 1866 Dec. 30-1871 Aug. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598498

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Villa Tennyson, San Remo, to Wilkie [Collins], 1887 May 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598173

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Mrs. Fields, 1869 Oct. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596612

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Varese (Lombardy), to James T. Fields, 1880 Sept. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598164

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to "My dear Ruscue," [Chicester Fortesque, Lord Carlingford], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596722

From the description of Autograph letter signed : 8 Duchess Street [London], to Lady [Digby] Wyatt, 1875 "Bundy Bornin. 16 Orgus [Aug.]." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595436

From the description of Autograph letter signed : San Remo, to Miss Marianne North, 1880 Feb. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270597270

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Villa Tennyson, San Remo], to Mrs. Bernard, [n.d.] "Sunday." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598162

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Maison Guichârd, Cannes, to Lady [Digby] Wyatt, 1870 Jan. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596642

From the description of Autograph letter signed : 15 Stratford Place [London], to Mrs. Digby [Wyatt], 1866 Nov. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595398

From the description of Autograph letters signed (9) : San Remo, Milan, and Monza, to F.T. Underhill (one to Mrs. Underhill), 1878 Dec. 27-1887 Sept. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598541

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Clive Vale Farm, Fairlight, Hastings, to Mrs. [Emily] Tennyson, 1852 Oct. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595677

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to [Robert Charles] Goff, 1868 Dec. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595935

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Villa Figini, Barzano, to Mr. Mildmay 1886 July 7 and 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598403

From the description of Autograph letter signed : 15 Stratford Place [London], to Mrs. Digby [Wyatt], 1863 July 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595394

The British draftsman, painter and author Edward Lear spent most of his life travelling to remote places including Italy, Corsica, Albania, Malta, Palestine, Egypt and India. On his trips he made topographical drawings, which he published along with fragments of his travel diaries. He is also known for his "nonsense books." From 1850 he exhibited at the Royal Academy. He died in San Remo, Italy.

From the description of Letters sent, 1868-[1870]. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 78297805

Edward Lear was an English landscape painter who also became known for his collections of self-illustrated nonsense verse.

From the description of Edward Lear diaries, 1858-1888. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612771908

From the guide to the Edward Lear diaries, 1858-1888., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Edward Lear (1812-1888) is remembered primarily for his nonsense rhymes and limericks, but in his own lifetime he sought recognition as a landscape painter.

From the guide to the Edward Lear landscape drawings, 1834-1884., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Edward Lear (1812-1888) was an English artist and author.

From the guide to the Edward Lear drawings of landscapes, animals, and birds, ca. 1849-1855., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the Edward Lear sketches of parrots relating to, Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or parrots (1832), ca. 1830., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the Edward Lear drawings of animals and birds, ca. 1831-1836., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Edward Lear, English landscape painter and author.

From the description of Illustrated excursions in Italy, 1846 / by Edward Lear. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702148353

English humorist and artist.

From the description of My dear Evelyn, 1874. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367332839

Lear was an English poet and artist.

From the description of Miscellaneous drawings, 1849-1866. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 80601556

From the guide to the Edward Lear miscellaneous drawings, 1849-1866., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

London, England poet.

From the description of Papers, 1850-1874. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36212298

British writer.

From the description of The duck and the kangaroo and The owl and the pussy-cat : autograph manuscript copies of two poems signed, 1869 Oct. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598908

Lear was an English artist, author, and humorist.

From the description of Letters to Maria G. M. Grant, 1883-1885. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 82445468

From the guide to the Letters to Maria G. M. Grant, 1883-1885., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

English artist and poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Villa Emily, Sanremo, to Mr. Fields, 1881 Jan. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598175

Lear was an English artist and author.

From the description of Landscape drawings, 1828-1887. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612374404

From the description of Miscellaneous correspondence, 1836-1888. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122613633

From the guide to the Edward Lear miscellaneous correspondence, 1836-1888., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Edward Lear (1812-1888) was an English artist, illustrator, and author, perhaps best known for his nonsense verse and limericks. He often incorporated nonsense writing and drawings into correspondence with close friends and produced a number of manuscript alphabets for children of his acquaintance. The present manuscript was created for the children of Vandeleur Benjamin Crake (1816-1894), a Sussex county magistrate. Four other manuscript alphabets are recorded in: Noakes, Vivien. Edward Lear, 1812-1888. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1985.

From the description of Alphabet, 1857. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702672281

English landscape painter and nonsense poet.

From the description of Letter, 27 June 1869, Paris, to Lady Goldsmid. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122500078

Epithet: artist and author

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000977.0x00033c

Edward Lear was an English writer and artist. The youngest child in a large family, he received little formal education, and was looked after by his eldest sister until he found success as an illustrator, publishing a folio of parrot lithographs. He later honed his untrained style at the Royal Academy and became a popular landscape painter. Lear was a constant traveller, chiefly in the Mediterranean and Middle East regions, and published numerous travel books, usually generously illustrated. He is certainly best known for his nonsense verse and limericks, starting with A Book of Nonsense in 1846, which was based on poems and stories he invented for the Earl of Derby's grandchildren, and which has never been out of print.

From the description of Edward Lear letter to Mrs. Ford, circa 1870. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 61387431

Artist and writer.

Edward Lear was born in London, England, in 1812. He was employed by the Zoological Society of London and the British Museum.

And published as A Book of Nonsense, 1846. His other humour includes Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany, and Alphabets, 1870, More Nonsense Rhymes, 1871, and Laughable Lyrics, 1876. Lear died in 1884.

From the description of Letter, 1841. (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 50658823

Artist and writer.

Edward Lear was born in London, England, in 1812. He was employed by the Zoological Society of London and the British Museum as an artist, and later by the 13th Earl of Derby. He travelled widely in Europe, making landscape sketches and oil paintings which he published in several travel books, including Sketches of Rome, 1842, and Illustrated Excursions in Italy, 1846. He entertained children with nonsense limericks and verse, illustrated by his own sketches.

And published as A Book of Nonsense, 1846. His other humour includes Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany, and Alphabets, 1870, More Nonsense Rhymes, 1871, and Laughable Lyrics, 1876. Lear died in 1884.

From the description of Papers, 1860-1884. (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 50658472

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Subjects:

  • Artists' books
  • Artists--Diaries
  • Authors, English--19th century--Diaries
  • Nonsense verses
  • Landscape drawing, English--19th century
  • Natural history illustration
  • Caricatures and cartoons
  • Alphabet rhymes
  • Humorous poetry
  • Voyages and travels
  • Male authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • Alphabet--Juvenile literature
  • English literature--19th century
  • Nonsense verses, English
  • Artists and patrons
  • Landscape painting
  • Wit and humor--Pictorial
  • Humorists, English--Correspondence
  • Artists--19th century--Correspondence
  • Artists--Correspondence
  • Drawing, English 19th century
  • Art, Modern--19th century
  • Poets--19th century--Correspondence

Occupations:

  • Artists
  • Illustrator

Places:

  • Italy (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Knowsley Hall (England) (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • Italy (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Egypt (as recorded)
  • Greece (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Italy (as recorded)
  • Lebanon (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • India (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Corsica (France) (as recorded)
  • Crete (Greece) (as recorded)
  • Switzerland (as recorded)
  • India (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Lammas, Norfolk (as recorded)
  • San Remo (Italy) (as recorded)
  • Corsica (France) (as recorded)
  • Villa Brigida (San Remo, Italy) (as recorded)
  • Italy (as recorded)