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MS Typ 55.9

Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Edward Lear sketches of parrots relating to Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or parrots (1832), circa 1830: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Typ 55.9
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lear, Edward, 1812-1888.
Title: Edward Lear sketches of parrots relating to Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or parrots (1832),
Date(s): 1830.
Quantity: 1 collection (1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Drawings, sketches, lithographs, and notes for Edward Lear's Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or parrots, published in 1832.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

42M-240 and 42M-242. Gift of W. B. O. Field; received: 1942.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Caroline Duroselle-Melish, with the assistance of 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 Sketches of Parrots Relating to Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots (1832), circa 1830 (MS Typ 55.9). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

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

Arrangement

Arranged in order as received.

Scope and Contents

Collection primarily consists of sketches and drawings of parrots, in ink, graphite, and watercolor, but also includes some lithographs (many hand-colored). Many items include autograph manuscript annotations and notes by Lear and color samples. Also includes a paper wrapper and printed title page. Images used in Lear's: Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or parrots, 1832.
Drawings are from one or more broken albums. The drawings were already separated and arranged in this order when the drawings were described in Edward Lear on my shelves, pages 242-246.

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