- The Arthur Ross Gallery has 8 watercolours online, out of the 35 which
were on display in the Edward
Lear's Greece: 1848-1860 exhibition.
- Donald Barthelme,
The Death of Edward Lear, from Overnight to Many Distant Cities.
New York: Penguin, 1983.
- Very good scans of three
Lear paintings at CGFA.
- Announcement for the Edward
Lear and the Art of Travel exhibition starting in September at the
Yale Center for British
- ANS Edward
Lear Exhibit is a "“virtual exhibition” of each of the full-color
plates from [...] volume 1 of Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary
at Knowsley Hall, published between 1846 and 1850 and authored by
John Edward Gray; and Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidœ,
or Parrots, by Edward Lear and published in 1832".
The Elwell Sale Stewart Library
of the Academy of Natural Sciences, which provides the pages, is also
Birds of America.
- The National
Portrait Gallery has the two most famous portraits fo Lear, as well
as a self portrait from a letter.
Lear in Greece, extracts from Journal of a Landscape Painter
in Greece and Albania, London, 1851.
Community Animals Paintings by the Great Artist Edward Lear
has a few zoological illustrations.
- A page on Lear at the Denver
- The Australian Museum has an essay on John
Gould and the bird illustrators, "prepared By Carol Cantrell
as the basis for a talk to be presented to The Australian Museum Society
on 21 and 23 April 1998" which is of interest for Lear lovers.
- The MSN
Birding Community - Cope Collection set of pages provide backgound
information on ornithology books, with a page on Lear.
- An essay on Edward
Lear's fantastical flora from the Christian Science Monitor.
for all time - Edward Lear, Parody of Excelsior from the State Library
of Victoria has a reproduction of a manuscript parody of Logfellow's
Excelsior which may be Lear's.
- The Houghton Library's reproduction services have a selection of Lear's
landscape drawings online, you can buy posters of these.
Literary Map - Lear, The Jumblies
- J. Patrick Lewis's BoshBlobberBosh, illustrated by Gary Kelley
is a book of poetry about Lear's life, you will find a large selection
of pictures from it at http://www.everypicture.com/.
- The Tate Gallery has a list
of its Lear holdings,
some with color reproductions.
of Corsica. An article by Paul Theroux from the Atlantic
Monthly which quotes from Lear's Corsican journal.
- A page
on Lear in a very good Illustrators' Archive, part of a series of
lectures on The
Visual Telling of Stories.
homepage (in Italian) proposes walks along the "Englishman's Path",
the walking journey Lear took in Calabria.
Recipes presents Lear's nonsense recipes in a nice set of pages.
Library. Manuscripts and Drawings A Handlist (1985) includes a description
of their collection of Lear material.
- Yale Bulletin
& Calendar has important news on Lear.
Calendar May 12, 1997. A short page on Lear's birth date.
- Lear obviously appears in a list of Famous
- Children's Poetry
- Lear, Stevenson, Dr Seuss
- Don't miss Nancy Hill's collection of 28
photographs illustrating as many limericks by Lear
- A Russian (?) translation
of some of Lear's limericks (I recognized them from the pictures), by
- This page, Edward
Lear, has a very short bio in French and a page from The
History of the Seven Families of the Lake Pipple-Popple.
- The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
has 22 very good images by Lear: oils, watercolors, nonsense, but mainly
zoological illustrations. Go to the Imagebase
search page and enter "Lear" in the Artist field.
- Christan Herrmann has a nice page with a lot of pictures of Suli
and extracts from his travel book in which he describes his experiences.
- Edward Lear:
More than Nonsense is a short essay by Barbara.
Lear's Lithograph of Antrodoco c. 1848 allows you to see how much
one of Lear's landscapes has changed.
was an Old Man with a beard, a Lear limerick with nice new color
illustrations, at TheKids
- The SILS Art Image Browser pages have a topographical drawing of San
Felice, pl. 2 from Illustrated Excursions in Italy, Vol. II
- Saving Lear's
Parrots An Exhibition of Edward Lear's Illustrations of the Family
of Psittacidae, or Parrots.
- The Philadelphia Print Shop, Ltd has a page devoted to Bird
Prints which includes Lear's Ramphastos Vitellinus.
- Some of Lear's Songs.
- An image of Suli
by Edward Lear is available at a nice page about Albania maintaned by
- Castlemoyle Publishing has a Creative Writing Lesson Plan about
- In this unit, you will introduce the student to the limerick and
other zany rhymes made famous by Edward Lear in the 1850's. The
lessons use these limericks to introduce a number of basic poetic
devices. Understanding and using these devices can improve the students
general writing. They also serve as models for teaching the disciplined,
systematic art of limerick and poetry writing.
- Maxim Hurwicz at
home has some Lear limericks with Maxim's own excellent illustrations.
- At "Gradara
Ludens" - Il Giro d'Europa in limerick you can find some of Lear's
limericks with the Italian translation by Carlo Izzo, as well as advice
on composing your own limericks in perfect Lear style (this is mainly
- Fulford Gallery has two
Lear ornithological illustrations: the Great Egret and the Stork from
The Birds of Europe.
Story of The Four Little Children Who Went Round The World and The
Two Old Bachelors with illustrations.
DICTIONARY - Edward Lear, a very short biography.
Jumblies; this is a gopher link.
- Another set of pages with Lear material (the Jumblies again) and a
Forum on Edward Lear: EL.
- Maxima New Media have published
a Lear CD-ROM entitled Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense (have a
look at my review); at their site you can find
some rhymes and pictures from Lear's More Nonsense as well as
the full text of The Owl and the Pussycat. If you are using Netscape
Navigator 2.0 with the Shockwave plug in you will also be able to see
some wonderful animations from their CD-ROM. They are also planning
on releasing a second CD-ROM: More Nonsense by Edward Lear.
- Dan Gregor has typed one of Lear's
- The Giggle
pages have The Owl and the Pussycat with an original color illustration.