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Edward Lear

(1812-1888), Artist and author of 'A Book of Nonsense'

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

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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Edward Lear, by McLean, Melhuish & Haes - NPG Ax17831

Edward Lear

by McLean, Melhuish & Haes
albumen carte-de-visite, 27 October 1862
NPG Ax17831

Edward Lear, by Schier & Schoefft - NPG x8360

Edward Lear

by Schier & Schoefft
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1866-1867
NPG x8360

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