Sunday, 24 March 2013

The Old Man of the Border

 There was a Old Man of the Border,
Who lived in the utmost disorder;
He dance with his cat, and made tea in his hat,
Which vexed all the folks on the Border.
Edward Lear

'The Old Man of the Border' a rough drawing and a final illustration by JVL in 
The Nonsense Verse of Edward Lear, Jonathan Cape, 1984 and reissued in 2012, page 37.

You can see (from a note on the rough drawing) that the final illustration, from rough drawing to finished artwork, took 7 hours and 27 minutes to complete.

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