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Edward Lear (1812-1888) - Part 3

From 1836 he devoted himself to the study of landscape, travelling around southern Europe and Palestine publishing a series of illustrated 'Journals of a Landscape Painter'. His first exhibition was in Suffolk in 1836, he also exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1850. In 1845 he gave drawing lessons to Queen Victoria, and produced some illustrations for his close friend Alfred Tennyson which were published after he died.

The last few years of his life were spent in St. Remo where he died and was buried in January 1888.