Edward Lear Exhibition
Yesterday The Royal Society in London opened Edward Lear and the Scientists, which runs until 26 October, admission free (CLICK). This would be an excellent show for budding artists to visit before the school holidays end. Famous for his nonsense poetry, Lear was a very fine young artist, working professionally by age 16 (CLICK). BBC News has posted an interesting slide show by Paul Kerley with voiceover by Jonathan Ashmore, chair of the Royal Society library committee (CLICK). Shown is a detail of Lear's Eagle Owl, painted for The Birds of Europe by John Gould FRS.