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The image is of the first two sketches.
Lear designs decorated dresses for Ladies

LEAR, Edward (1812-1888). Artist and nonsense poet.
Illustrated Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Beadon, 2 pages 16mo, with three sketches on the second leaf (lower portion removed, small tear in first page repaired), no place, no date. Sending 'the accompanying wonderful works of art', asking her to return them, and announcing his frivolous artistic intentions.
'...I intend to try to introduce geographical & artistic handkerchiefs, aprons, & dresses for Ladies. I'm sure it would be beautiful.'
The second leaf bears sketches of two ladies in decorated costume, and the reverse an illustration of some sort of textile.
[No: 20429]


The image is of the first two sketches.


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