Edward Lear and the Scientists

 

Lear snowy owls

History of science exhibition from the library and archives of the Royal Society.

Exhibition details

Although he is best known for his Nonsense poetry, Edward Lear (1812-1888) began his career as a scientific illustrator. This display of nineteenth-century natural history books showcases Lear's illustrations produced for Fellows of the Royal Society.

View a collection of Lear illustrations in our online exhibition.

More information about Open House.

Edward Lear and the Scientists 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • Forensic femme fatales 04 July 2015 at The Royal Society, London Explore the boundary between forensics and fiction with Val Mcdermid.
  • Hands-on activities for all the family 04 July 2015 at The Royal Society, London A number of drop-in activities running over the weekend as part of the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.
  • Rendez-vous with a comet 04 July 2015 at The Royal Society, London Gain insight into the world of comets as we explore the Philae mission with Professor Ian Wright.

For more events please see the events diary.