Edward Lear sketches of parrots relating to Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or parrots (1832)
Drawings, sketches, lithographs, and notes for Edward Lear's Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or parrots, published in 1832.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Access restricted. Consult curator of the Dept. of Printing and Graphic Arts for permission to consult.
Extent2 linear feet (4 boxes)
Collection primarily consists of sketches and drawings of parrots, in ink, graphite, and watercolor, but also includes some lithographs (many hand-colored). Many items include autograph manuscript annotations and notes by Lear and color samples. Also includes a paper wrapper and printed title page. Images used in Lear's: Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or parrots, 1832.
Drawings are from one or more broken albums. The drawings were already separated and arranged in this order when the drawings were described in Edward Lear on my shelves, pages 242-246.
Biographical / Historical
Edward Lear (1812-1888) was an English artist and author.
Arranged in order as received.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
42M-240 and 42M-242. Gift of W. B. O. Field; received: 1942.
Processed by: Caroline Duroselle-Melish, with the assistance of Bonnie B. Salt
- Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Edward Lear sketches of parrots relating to Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or parrots (1832), circa 1830: Guide.
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