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How Edward Lear’s artistic genius led to the Owl and the Pussycat

Edward Lear may “fairly be accounted one of the greatest of all natural history painters” writes David Attenborough in his forward to The Natural History of Edward Lear, a new book containing unseen works showing the nonsense poet’s prowess as a natural history painter. Robert McCracken Peck, author of the new publication is curator of art and artefacts at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia.

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