Edward Lear, English artist, illustrator, author, and poet was born on this day 12th May, 1812. In 1846 Lear published A Book of Nonsense, a volume of limericks that went through three editions and in 1876 he published his most famous piece on nonsense The Owl and the Pussycat

Edward Lear, English artist, illustrator, author, and poet was born on this day 12th May, 1812. In 1846 Lear published A Book of Nonsense, a volume of limericks that went through three editions and in 1876 he published his most famous piece on nonsense The Owl and the Pussycat

Death Centenary of Edward Lear 27p Stamp (1988) 'Edward Lear as a Bird' (self portrait)

Death Centenary of Edward Lear 27p Stamp (1988) 'Edward Lear as a Bird' (self portrait)

Illustration: From the 1894 Laughable Lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music, etc. by Edward Lear.

Illustration: From the 1894 Laughable Lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music, etc. by Edward Lear.

greynotgrey: The bird is the word biblipeacay: *Snowy Owl* from John Gould’s 'Birds of Europe' (1832-1837) [link] drawn by Edward Lear; (early) lithography plate by Elizabeth Gould.

greynotgrey: The bird is the word biblipeacay: *Snowy Owl* from John Gould’s 'Birds of Europe' (1832-1837) [link] drawn by Edward Lear; (early) lithography plate by Elizabeth Gould.

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