Pretty Parrots




Ever since I bought this calender back in January I’ve been in love with the natural history paintings of Edward Lear.  His book of parrot illustrations was published in 1932 when Lear was the “unofficial artist in residence at the London zoo.”  Interestingly enough, he also happens to be the poet that penned “The Owl and the Pussy Cat” —clearly a man of many talents.

(academy of natural sciences)

10 comments on “Pretty Parrots

  1. Jane

    Awww I love the Owl and the Pussy Cat – my mom used read his poems and limericks to me as a youngin. A true talent! XXO

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