Edward Lear miscellaneous drawings
Drawings, poems, proofs, landscapes, portraits and other items by the English poet and artist Edward Lear.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
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Extent.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Includes Lear's nonsense drawings, autograph manuscript drafts of the nonsense poems and nonsense alphabet, drawings with verse, and proofs for The nonsense alphabet and other works. Also includes a few landscape drawings, a portrait of an unidentified man, self-portraits, and a portrait photograph of Lear, among other items.
Biographical / Historical
Lear was an English poet and artist.
Arranged in rough alphabetical order by title.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unless otherwise noted, gift of Philip Hofer, 1942.
- Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Edward Lear miscellaneous drawings, 1849-1866: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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