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EDWARD LEAR

Brief Chronology of Lear’s Life

Born Highgate, north London, 12 May 1812, the twentieth child of Jeremiah and Ann Lear.  Educated by two older sisters, Ann and Sarah.

1830:  working on illustrations of the psittacidae (parrots);  first published November.

1831/2:  collaboraton with Gould on The Birds of Europe

1835/6:  travels to Ireland, Lake District;  becomes interested in landscape painting

1837-9:  travels in Europe, and especially Italy

1841:  publication of Views in Rome, containing 25 lithographs by Lear

1842-5:  travels in Sicily and the Abruzzi

1846:  publication of Illustrated Excursions in Italy;  publication of the first edition of A Book of Nonsense, under the pseudonym Derry Down Derry.

1848/9:  travels in Italy, Malta, Corfu, Greece, Egypt etc.

1850:  first picture accepted by the Royal Academy

1851:  publication of Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania

1852:  publication of Journals of a Landscape painter in Southern Calabria;  association with Holman Hunt etc.

1853/4:  spends winter in Egypt

1855:  second edition of A Book of Nonsense

1856-8:  travels to Albania, Greece, the Holy Land, etc.

1860:  working on large oils, the Cedars of Lebanon and Masada

1861:  his sister Ann dies in March;  Cedars of Lebanon well received;  third edition of A Book of Nonsense, under his own name.

1861-3:  winters in Corfu & the Ionian Islands

1864:  Corfu again, and winters in Nice

1865:  writing the Nonsense Stories;  winters in Malta

1866/7:  winters in Egypt & the Holy Land;  in December writes The Owl and the Pussycat

1868:  travels in Corsica, winters in Cannes

1869:  publication of his Journal of a Landscape Painter in Corsica

1870:  buys land in San Remo. intending to settle there;  Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets published in December, dated 1871

1871:  More Nonsense published in December, dated 1872;  moves into Villa Emily, San Remo

1872:  arrival of Foss the cat

1872-5:  travels in India and Ceylon

1876:  publication of Laughable Lyrics, dated 1877

1877-81;  spends time in England and Switzerland;  moves into Villa Tennyson, San Remo in 1881

1887:  Foss dies, November

1888:  Lear dies in San Remo on 29 January

 

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