Tuesday, 27 August 2013

'The Old Man of Corfu'

'The Old Man of Corfu', an illustration by JVL in The Nonsense Verse of Edward Lear
Jonathan Cape, 1984 and reissued in 2012.

This drawing is a portrait of Edward Lear himself, rushing about in a bewildered state about the environs of Corfu.

Here is the poem:

There was an Old Man of Corfu,
Who never knew what he should do;
So he rushed up and down, till the sun made him brown,
That bewildered Old Man of Corfu.

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