Edward Lear - Author
1812-1888
British
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat...

Edward Lear

The gravestone of Edward Lear (1812 - 1888) in an Italian cemetery reads simply 'Landscape Painter In Many Lands', and this echoed Lear's own view of his principal achievement. Posterity remembers him for inspired lunacy of his nonsense poetry, collected in 'A Book of Nonsense'.

Books by Edward Lear