Lear, Edward


Lear, Edward
(1812-1888)
   Artist and miscellaneous author, b. in London, and settled in Rome as a landscape painter. He was an indefatigable traveller, and wrote accounts, finely illustrated, of his journeys in Italy, Greece, and Corsica. His best known works are, however, his Book of Nonsense (1840) (full of wit and good sense), More Nonsense Rhymes (1871), and Laughable Lyrics (1876). L. had also a remarkable faculty for depicting birds.

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  • Lear, Edward — born May 12, 1812, Highgate, near London, Eng. died Jan. 29, 1888, San Remo, Italy English painter and comic poet. From age 15 he earned his living by drawing. Employed to illustrate the earl of Derby s private menagerie in the 1830s, he later… …   Universalium

  • Lear, Edward — (12 may. 1812, Highgate, cerca de Londres, Inglaterra–29 ene. 1888, San Remo, Italia). Pintor y poeta humorístico inglés. Desde los 15 años comenzó a vivir de sus dibujos. Fue contratado para ilustrar la colección privada de fieras del conde de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Lear, Edward — (1812 1888)    One of a large family, he was born in Highgate, London, the son of a stockbroker, and earned his living as a zoological draftsman and water colorist of the highest order. While making illustrations of the earl of Derby s private… …   British and Irish poets

  • LEAR, EDWARD —    English painter, and author of Book of Nonsense, composed for the grandchildren of the Earl of Derby in 1848, and after of More Nonsense Rhymes, which were widely popular with young people; painted landscapes in Greece and Asia Minor (1812… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Edward Lear — (* 12. Mai 1812 in Highgate; † 29. Januar 1888 in Sanremo) war ein britischer Maler, Illustrator und Schriftsteller. Zusammen mit Lewis Carroll gilt er als einer der großen Meister der viktorianischen Nonsens Literatur. Leben Edward Lear war das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Edward Lear — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Edward Lear, 1812 1888 Edward Lear (12 de mayo de 1812 29 de enero de 1888) fue un escritor, ilustrador y artista inglés conocido por su poesía sin sentido y sus limericks (poesías humorísticas breves, de cinco… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Lear — /lear/, n. 1. Edward, 1812 88, English writer of humorous verse and landscape painter. 2. (italics) See King Lear. * * * (as used in expressions) Lear Edward Lear Norman Milton Lear William Powell * * * ▪ legendary English king       legendary… …   Universalium

  • LEAR (E.) — LEAR EDWARD (1812 1888) Dessinateur et peintre, Edward Lear, spécialiste d’ornithologie, auteur de livres de voyages, demeure essentiellement célèbre pour sa poésie de nonsense : poèmes comiques écrits pour les enfants d’une famille amie (comme… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Edward Smith-Stanley, 13. Earl of Derby — KG (* 21. April 1775; † 30. Juni 1851), war ein britischer Politiker, Grundbesitzer, Baumeister, Landwirt, Kunstsammler und Naturforscher. Von 1832 bis 1834 war er allgemein als The Lord Stanley bekannt. Er war das vierte Kind und der einzige… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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