A fine view of Beirut in Lebanon was undertaken by Edward Lear
in 1858 and in a letter he commented: "So fine a view I suppose can hardly be imaginedAa.
View of Damascus, Syria was painted during a brief stay by Edward Lear
in 1858 following his visit to Lebanon (estimate: $6,100-9,000).
Quoted in Philip Hofer, Edward Lear
as a Landscape Draughtsman (Cambridge: Harvard Univ.
HE is best known as the Victorian writer who penned jaunty limericks and nonsense poems such as The Owl and the Pussycat but Edward Lear
was also a talented artist - as this new show at the Scottish National Gallery reveals.
There's a long tradition in British humour for the absurd and nonsense with Spike Milligan and The Goons, Edward Lear
I wish we'd discover he has an obsession with the works of Edward Lear
and has limerick writing contests with George Osborne.
HANDWRITTEN letters to former Prime Ministers, Queen Victoria and Edward Lear
are among the hidden treasures in a new collection which has found a permanent home in the new Glamorgan Archives.
The album also sees Scroobius Pip - an intentional misspelling of the Edward Lear
poem The Scroobious Pip - deliver his own take on the state of the nation with references to violence, an individual's role in a democracy, and the perils of late night rail travel.
The exhibition of around 50 works, including sketchbooks, watercolours, gouaches and large-scale engravings, showcases artists such as Salomon Corrodi, Louis Ducros, Edward Lear
and Amadeo Preziosi, whose pioneering travel resulted in essential references for their patrons.
in Albania: Journals of a Landscape Painter in the Balkans.
Mr Griffiths' agent Simon Beresford spoke of his life with the actor and sitcom star Penelope Wilton read Mr Griffiths' favourite Edward Lear
poem, The Owl and the Pussycat.
We caught up with Scroobius Pip - named after an Edward Lear
poem - to find out more.