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MS Typ 55.12

Lear, Edward,1812-1888. Edward Lear drawings of animals and birds, circa 1831-1836: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Typ 55.12
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lear, Edward,1812-1888.
Title: Edward Lear drawings of animals and birds,
Date(s): 1831-1836.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 album in 1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Drawings of animals and birds by English artist, Edward Lear.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

42M-205pf. Gift of W. B. O. Field; received: 1942.

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 Animals and Birds, circa 1831-1836 (MS Typ 55.12). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

Item (57) removed and recataloged at: Typ 805L.37d.

Biographical / Historical

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


Arranged as bound in album.

Scope and Contents

An album (61 x 41 cm.) of 60 drawings in ink, graphite, Chinese white, wash, and watercolor on paper. Also includes color samples, autograph manuscript notes by Lear, sketches, and a few lithographs. Album is in a red cloth box.

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