Macrocercus Aracanga (Red and Yellow Macaw)

Edward Lear (1812-1888)


Hand-coloured lithograph

615 x 463 mm; Support: 530 x 355 mm

Collection of the Guild of St George, Museums Sheffield

Accession Number: CGSG00120

Although Lear is best known now for his landscapes and nonsense verse, there are, as Jenny Uglow says, "other Lears" (5). [Commentary continues below.]

This work is currently on display at the "John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing" exhibition at Two Temple Place, London, 26 January-22 April 2019, which kindly allows selective photography. [Click on the image to enlarge it, and mouse over the text for links.]

Photographs and text by Jacqueline Banerjee.

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