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Mr Lear

A Life of Art and Nonsense

Jenny Uglow

In 1827 the young Edward Lear (1812–1888) began to draw ‘for bread and cheese’; later he became a renowned wildlife and landscape artist and, later still, the author of the famous limericks and songs. Reproducing many of his paintings and drawings, Jenny Uglow’s critically acclaimed biography describes Lear the artist, traveller, writer of nonsense verse and self-appointed exile, and aims to discover ‘how the layers are laid down, how they overlap and twist like strata’ in a strange contradictory life of art and nonsense.
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Product information:
  • Publisher: Faber
  • Year: 2017
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 608pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9780571269549
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 1.3kg
Product code:
512989
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