The multi-talented Edward Lear is probably best remembered today for The Owl and the Pussycat and other “nonsense books” as he called them, but his artistic skills far surpassed the whimsical sketches with which he illustrated those books. Our collection of Edward Lear Landscape Drawings includes more than 6000 digital images of Lear’s work, drawn from his extensive travels around Europe, the Middle East, and India between 1834 and 1884. You can find many more items by searching for Edward Lear in Harvard Library Digital Collections.
Houghton From Home is a series of posts highlighting our digitized collections. For more items from across the Harvard Library, visit Harvard Digital Collections.