Edward Lear, English artist, illustrator, author, and poet was born on this day 12th May, 1812. In 1846 Lear published A Book of Nonsense, a volume of limericks that went through three editions and in 1876 he published his most famous piece on nonsense The Owl and the Pussycat B. Lowe

Edward Lear, English artist, illustrator, author, and poet was born on this day 12th May, 1812. In 1846 Lear published A Book of Nonsense, a volume of limericks that went through three editions and in 1876 he published his most famous piece on nonsense The Owl and the Pussycat B. Lowe

Macrocercus militaris, Edward Lear from Natural History of Parrots 1842

Macrocercus militaris, Edward Lear from Natural History of Parrots 1842

Edward Lear, More nonsense, pictures, rhymes, botany, etc., 1872, via archive.org

Edward Lear, More nonsense, pictures, rhymes, botany, etc., 1872, via archive.org

From the 1894 Laughable Lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music, etc. by Edward Lear.

From the 1894 Laughable Lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music, etc. by Edward Lear.

houghtonlib: “ Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Drawing of a night monkey, 1830s. MS Typ 55.12 Houghton Library, Harvard University ”

houghtonlib: “ Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Drawing of a night monkey, 1830s. MS Typ 55.12 Houghton Library, Harvard University ”

Illustration: From the 1894 Laughable Lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music, etc. by Edward Lear.

Illustration: From the 1894 Laughable Lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music, etc. by Edward Lear.

Piggiwiggia Pyramidalis - Edward Lear

Edward Lear’s Nonsense Botany

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