Tuesday, September 25, 2012

News at Eleven: The Ashmolean in Oxford on Thursday

opens a show celebrating the talents of [Edward Lear,] a man rightly known for his nonsense verse, but who was also much more than that.

"I think he's probably the best ornithological illustrator that ever was," said fan and collector David Attenborough. "They are magnificent--not only scientifically correct but as works of art, they are amazing."

from The Guardian: It's not all nonsense: exhibition shows the artistic side of Lear


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