Edward Lear (1812 - 1888) was an English artist, author and poet. He is considered one of the greatest bird artists, on a par with Audubon and Gould.
Lear was the first major bird artist to draw from live birds instead of just their skins.
At the age of 16, he was already a skilled bird artist and worked for the Zoological Society and the Earl of Derby. He taught Elizabeth Gould and contributed to John Gould’s works.
These beautiful, large lithographs are from a limited edition facsimile.