Across India with Edward Lear | Portrait of an artist & poet

Entertainer of both children and adults alike, Edward Lear captivated imaginations through his whimsical creations which featured characters like an elderly gentleman with a notably crowded beard, home to “Two Owls and a Hen, Four Larks and a Wren,” all of which were often accompanied by Lear’s own sketches. However, beyond his flights of fantasy, Lear was also an avid traveler who ventured as far as India, a chapter of his life thoroughly illuminated in Anindyo Roy’s work, The Viceroy’s Artist.

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