EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO)
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EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO)

'There was an old person of Oude, who fled when he was not pursued'

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EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO)
'There was an old person of Oude, who fled when he was not pursued'
inscribed, 'There was an old person of Oude/ Who fled when was he was not pursued,/ When called back by his mother/ He answered "Oh! bother!"/ That naughty old person of Oude.' (lower centre)
pen and brown ink, blindstamped '... LONDON' (lower left)
4 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (12.5 x 20 cm.)
Literature
V. Noakes, Edward Lear, The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse, London, 2006, p. 460.
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Whilst there are slight changes to the wording of the limerick as published by Vivien Noakes, the drawing is the same.

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