Edward Lear lived here

Edward Lear lived here

The man who created the limerick lived and worked here.

Location: 15 Stratford Place, Westminster

Description: The artist Edward Lear (1812-1888), famed for writing the Owl and the Pussycat, and popularising limiricks, was born in Holloway and was raised in Grays Inn Road.

He lived and built a studio here from 1853 until 1869 and was honoured with a green plaque on his 200th birthday in 2012.

The council's deputy leader, councillor Robert Davis, said: Edward Lear was one of the finest artists of his generation and anyone who has ever raised a smile to a cheeky limerick has Lear to thank for his creativity in popularising the poem. Or as Lear himself might have said: 'There once was a man named Lear, who lived in a spot close to here. This plaque unveiled today, is a fitting way, to pay tribute on his two hundredth year.'

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Edward Lear lived here

The man who created the limerick lived and worked here.

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