CUSTOM PRINT

O was an oyster

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Artist: Edward Lear
One of 26 drawings depicting a nonsense alphabet. Each features an illustration, the letter in capital and small size in both Roman and copperplate style, and humorous verse. These drawings were made in Northern Italy about 1880 for Charles Geffrard Pirouet, then a small boy staying at the same hotel as the artist.

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PAPER:

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MOUNT:

Acid free, extra thick smooth white mount board with a white core.

COPYRIGHT:

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GLAZING:

Clear acrylic. We use clear acrylic glazing for safety and longevity.

FRAMING:

Finished and framed by hand in Sussex by skilled craftsmen using responsibly sourced solid wood mouldings. The finished product has a taped back and is supplied ready to hang.

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About the artist
about the artist

Edward Lear

Edward Lear was an English artist and illustrator known for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks. One of Lear's admirers was Beatrix Potter who was fascinated by his nonsense rhymes and limericks. Both artists often wrote with a particular child in mind.