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Edward Lear (1812-1888), Artist and author of the 'Book of Nonsense'

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Artist of 1 portrait
Artist and writer; published volume of colour plates of birds; gave drawing lessons to Queen Victoria; invented much loved Book of Nonsense (published 1846) for grandchildren of Earl of Derby; travelled extensively in Europe and the Middle East, painting topographical landscapes in oil and watercolours; published travel journals.

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