Edward Lear, Civita d’Antino, 1844.
Black chalk, pencil, heightened with white, on light blue paper. Signed and dated 1844 lower right, inscribed Civita d’Antino lower left. 73 more words
Robert Peck’s book on Edward Lear’s career as a zoological illustrator is out; I thought it would be in large part a reprint of his essay in the Harvard Library Bulletin enhanced with reproduction, but it is actually a different, greatly expanded essay, which examines the whole of Lear’s early years and his relationships with several of the most important naturalists of the age. 34 more words