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The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear

November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Free and open to the public.

Robert McCracken Peck
Curator of Art and Artifacts, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Edward Lear (1812–1888), best known for The Owl and the Pussycat and other nonsense poetry, was also an accomplished painter of birds, mammals, reptiles, and landscapes, and an adventurous world traveler. His paintings of parrots, macaws, toucans, owls, and other birds are among the finest ever published. Robert McCracken Peck will discuss the remarkable life and natural history paintings of this beloved children’s writer, who mysteriously abandoned his scientific work soon after achieving preeminence in the field.

Lecture. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Details

Date:
November 21, 2019
Time:
6:00 pm
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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Website:
https://hmsc.harvard.edu/event/remarkable-nature-edward-lear

Organizer

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Phone:
(617) 495-3045
Email:
hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu
Website:
http://hmnh.harvard.edu/

Venue

Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Phone:
617-496-1027