200 Years of Edward Lear

Edward Lear was born in May 1812. To celebrate 200 Years of Edward Lear the Ashmolean museum in Oxford is having a show of his travel paintings and sketches. He was a remarkable artist. I am celebrating by publishing one of my favourite Edward Lear illustrations and limericks. Having had a couple of Barred Owls keep me awake in the middle of the night, I sympathise with this poor fellow.