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Edward Lear (12 May 1812, HollowayMetropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), and Katharine Baetjer. 2009. British paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1575–1875. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 270. Vivian Noakes says Lear's birth certificate gives 13 May as his birthdate but says "there is some doubt about the exact date". Noakes, Vivien. 1986. Edward Lear, 1812–1888. New York: H.N. Abrams. p. 74. – 29 January 1888, Sanremo) was an English artist, illustrator, musician, author and poet, now known mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form he popularised. His principal areas of work as an artist were threefold: as a draughtsman employed to illustrate birds and animals; making coloured drawings during his journeys, which he reworked later, sometimes as plates for his travel books; as a (minor) illustrator of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poems. As an author, he is known principally for his popular nonsense collections of poems, songs, short stories, botanical drawings, recipes and alphabets. He also composed and published twelve musical settings of Tennyson's poetry in poem.

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Sydney, N.S.W. : ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006, c2003
 
 
by Lear, Edward, 1812-1888
Cambridge, Mass. : [Dept. Printing and Graphic Arts, Harvard Library], 1956
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by Lear, Edward, 1812-1888
Sydney : Collins Australia in association with Anne Ingram, 1990
 
 
by Lear, Edward, 1812-1888
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England : Penguin, 1939
 
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