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Last NameLear    
Given NameEdward    
alt. NamesE. L. ;     
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1812 in Highgate, north London suburb of Holloway    
Year died1888    
Place of deathSan Remo    
Father's occupationdealer Jeremiah Lear (17xx-18xx)    
RelativesAnn (17xx-18xx) (mother) : five surviving brothers and sisters (altogether 21 siblings born) ; dutch ancestry ;    
Education    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked forP. J. Selby & Jardine (1800-1874): Brit. Ornithology (1828) ; Thomas Bell (1792-1880): Testudinata (1836-42) ; James Sowerby ; John Gould: Birds Europe (1832-7) & Toucans (1833-5) & Trogonidae (1836-8) ; E. L.: Parrots (1830-2) ; J. E. Gray: Gleanings Menagerie Knowsley Hall (1850) ; Thomas Campbell Eyton (1809-1880): A monograph on the Anatidæ or Duck tribe (1838) ; Jardine: Naturalist's Library ;    
PatronageLondon Zoological Society (draughtsman 1830-) ; Linnean Society (ass.) ; Stanley Earl of Derby (1775-1851) ; London Zoo; Queen Victoria ;    
Collaborators->Elizabeth Gould ; James de Carle Sowerby ; engraver Zeitter ; lithographer Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins ; lithographer C. Hullmandel ; lithographer W. H. Lizars ; lithographer J. W. Moore ; colorist Bayfield ;    
Techniquesornithological, herpetological, natural, and zoological drawing, engraving, lithography, guache, watercolour, and painting ; hand-colouring    
Sample(s)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Anodorhynchus_leari_by_Edward_Lear.jpg ; http://www.aucklandartgallery.com/media/vernonImages/M-1981/M1953_1_2.jpg     
Archival sourcesHoughton Library Harvard. 42 color liths in "E Lears ungewöhnliche Papageien" (1832, reprint 2009) ; https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Lear ;    
Published sourcesAKL ; ThB 12 1928: 496 ; Cleevey 1974: 513 ; C. E. Jackson: Bird Illustrators 1975: chapter 2 & Jackson 1989: 228 ; D. Knight 1977 ; Skipwith 1979: 56-75 ; S. Hyman: Lear's Birds (1980) ; Noakes 1985 ; Ford 1992: 62 ; Dance 1989: 123f. & 129 ; Chansigaud: Hist. Ornith 2007: 172-4 ; Chansigaud 2009: 118ff. ; Ray 1976: 243-5 ; Robb-Smith 1951: 5 ; Nissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 ;    
otherPoet, author; drawing teacher of Queen Victoria; Frederick William Beechey: Zoology Pacific 1839 cf. www.oiseaux.net/photos/edward.lear/ ; www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/edward-lear-poet-and-scientific-illustrator/4415472 .    
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