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The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear

Monday, November 7, 2016

Robert Peck Lecture

Edward  Lear (1812–1888) is best known and much loved for “The Owl and the Pussycat” and other nonsense poetry, but he was also a fine painter of animals and landscapes around the world. Robert Peck, author of the new, illustrated book The Natural History of Edward Lear, discusses the remarkable life and natural history paintings of this beloved children’s writer, and why he abruptly and mysteriously abandoned his scientific work.

Note: A book signing will follow.