Edward Lear: Painter of Poetical Topography

  • Friday, 25th April 2014, 12.45-1.30pm
  • Free

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre - Gardens Entrance (Scottish National Gallery)


Edward Lear (1812-1888) was one of the most original and inspired artists of the Victorian age. Although now best-known as a writer of nonsense verse, Lear was primarily an artist. He was a superb draughtsman and landscape painter and an intrepid traveller. Charlotte Topsfield, Senior Curator, British Prints and Drawings, will consider Lear as a travel artist, with a particular focus on his passion for the landscape and culture of Greece.

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