Edward Lear (Biographical details)

Edward Lear (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; author/poet; British; Male; 1812 - 1888)

Also known as

Lear, Edward


Draughtsman illustrator of comic subjects, painter, poet and lithographer. Appointed draughtsman at the Zoological Gardens, 1831. To Middle East 1853 with Seddon; lived Corfu 1855-8 and 1861-4.


Lady Strachey (ed), 'The letters of EL', 1907
P. Hofer, ‘Edward Lear as a Landscape Draughtsman’, 1967
V. Noakes, et al, 'Edward Lear 1812-1888', exh. cat. RA, 1986
P. Sherrard, 'Edward Lear, the Corfu Years, A Chronicle presented through his Letters and Journals', Athens, 1988
Sir S. Runciman, 'Watercolours by Edward Lear from the collection of the Hon. Sir Stephen Runciman', Nat. Gal. Scotland, Edin., 1991
V. Noakes, ‘The painter Edward Lear’, 1991
S. Wilcox, Edward Lear and the Art of Travel, 2000
V Noakes, 'Edward lear, Life of a Wanderer', 2004 ed.
Charles Nugent, 'Edward Lear the Landscape Artist - Tours of Ireland and the English Lakes, 1835 & 1836', Wordsworth Trust, 2009.