The Museum has curated a special display from its collection on Edward Lear. Originally conceived to complement a special Cambridge Literary Festival event (now fully booked), we hope that visitors will still enjoy the works on show that include autograph letters, watercolours and drawings (many from his travels).
Look out for the 28th edition of The Book of Nonsense – nonsense rhymes for children printed 24 times in Lear’s lifetime, proof of its popularity. And don’t miss Lear’s grand oil painting of The Temple of Apollo at Bassae, on permanent display in Gallery 2.
The main display can be seen in Gallery 3 from Tuesday 10 – Sunday 22 April.