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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 55.13

Edward Lear drawings of landscapes, animals, and birds


Drawings of landscapes, animals, and birds by English artist, Edward Lear.


  • 1849-1855

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.


.25 linear feet (1 album and 4 folders in 1 box)
An album (46 x 61 cm.) of 54 drawings on paper in pen, ink, watercolor, gouche, graphite, and Chinese white. Also includes color samples, autograph manuscript notes by Lear, sketches, and a few lithographs. Album inscribed: "Cecilia Lushington from Mr. Lear, May 25th 1855." Album bound in marbled boards, vellum spine and corners; in red cloth box.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Lear (1812-1888) was an English artist and author.


Arranged as bound in album.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

42M-209. Gift of W. B. O. Field; received: 1942 July 27.

Separated Materials

See also MS Typ 55.25. Drawing of Corfu removed from this album.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Lear, Edward,1812-1888. Edward Lear drawings of landscapes, animals, and birds, ca. 1849-1855: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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