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.

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

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