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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 55.9

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.

Dates

  • 1830.

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.

Extent

1 collection (1.5 linear feet (3 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.

Arrangement

Arranged in order as received.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

42M-240 and 42M-242. Gift of W. B. O. Field; received: 1942.

Processing Information

Processed by: Caroline Duroselle-Melish, with the assistance of Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Title
Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Edward Lear sketches of parrots relating to Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or parrots (1832), circa 1830: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
hou02192

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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