A specially curated display on Edward Lear from the Museum’s collection, including 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.
This display was originally curated to complement a special Cambridge Literary Festival event.
Exhibition run: Tuesday 10th April 2018 to
Sunday 22nd April 2018