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MS Typ 55.13

Lear, Edward,1812-1888. Edward Lear drawings of landscapes, animals, and birds, ca. 1849-1855: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Typ 55.13
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lear, Edward,1812-1888.
Title: Edward Lear drawings of landscapes, animals, and birds,
Date(s): 1849-1855.
Date(s): 1855
Quantity: 1 collection (1 album and 4 folders in 1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Drawings of landscapes, animals, and birds by English artist, Edward Lear.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

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

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

Access restricted. Consult curator of the Dept. of Printing and Graphic Arts for permission to consult.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Edward Lear Drawings of Landscapes, Animals, and Birds, ca. 1849-1855 (MS Typ 55.13). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

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

Biographical / Historical

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


Arranged as bound in album.

Scope and Contents

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.

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