Edward Lear [Lithographs, Parrots]: ledi_oks

Edward Lear [Lithographs, Parrots]: ledi_oks

Edward Lear [Lithographs, Parrots]: ledi_oks

Edward Lear
"Illustrations of the Family Psittacidae, or Parrots /
Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots", 1832

Prosopeia (ant. Platycercus) Tabuensis Lear began working as an illustrator and his first publication was "Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots".

/ i> in 1832; 42 paintings of parrots in lithographic prints presented as a book that began to paint with barely 18 years. 175 copies were made, of which close to 100 came to the present day. He painted live parrots at the London Zoo and some private collections. The quality of his paintings of parrots earned him a reputation as one of the best natural history artists of his time; were compared even with those of the naturalist John James Audubon.

Cacatua moluccensis (formerly Plyctolophus rosaceus)

For the rest of his life he made serious drawings became famous for his humorous works. In 1846 published A Book of Nonsense, a volume of limericks that was reedited three times and that helped to the popularization of this type of poetry. In 1865 he published The History of the Seven Families of the Lake Pipple-Popple, and in 1867 he published his most absurd work, The Owl and The Pussycat, which he wrote for the children of his boss, Edward Stanley, Earl of Derby. p>

Lear was never in good health. From the age of 17 until his death, he suffered epilepsy (le grand mal) as well as bronchitis, asthma and, in old age, partial blindness.

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Platycercus icterotis (formerly Stanleyii)

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Nymphicus hollandicus (Paleornis Novae-Hollandiae)

Lear's first publication, published when he was 19 years old, was Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots in 1832; 42 paintings of parrots as lithographic plates bound together as a book. The total of 175 books were made of which about 100 survive today. I have painted live parrots at the London Zoo and some in private collections. The quality of his paintings of parrots established his reputation as one of the best natural history artists of his time; (Macrocercus) Ararauna

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(Polytelis anthopeplus (anti Palaeornis melanura)