Macrocercus Aracanga (Red and Yellow Macaw)
Edward Lear (1812-1888)
615 x 463 mm; Support: 530 x 355 mm
Collection of the Guild of St George, Museums Sheffield
Accession Number: CGSG00120
Although Lear is best known now for his landscapes and nonsense verse, there are, as Jenny Uglow says, "other Lears" (5). [Commentary continues below.]
This work is currently on display at the "John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing" exhibition at Two Temple Place, London, 26 January-22 April 2019, which kindly allows selective photography. [Click on the image to enlarge it, and mouse over the text for links.]
Photographs and text by Jacqueline Banerjee.