Edward Lear, 'The letter R'

Edward Lear, 'The letter R'

Edward Lear
'The letter R', one of 26 drawings from 'A Children's Nonsense Alphabet'
England
About 1880
Museum no. E.870-1951

'This is one of 26 drawings from A Children's Nonsense Alphabet; showing four different styles upper and lower case and copperplate, with the drawing of a rat. There is a poem below the drawing which says: 'R was a Rat. His tail was long. But he stole some bread. Which was certainly wrong.'