Edward Lear(1812-1888), Artist and author of 'A Book of Nonsense'
Sitter in 5 portraits
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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