In a pea-green boat / 豆色の舟で

August 5, 2009

1988UK001
1988UK002

6 September 1988 United Kingdom
design: M. Swatridge and S. Dew

Issued for centenary of death of Edward Lear, who was an English artist, illustrator, author, and poet.  Illustration of the top stamp is from “Nonsense Books Songs and Stories” (1871), titled “The Owl and the Pussycat”. Owls and cats are repeatedly used in his illustration.  A lots of pages of his Nonesense books are seen in this web site.

ナンセンス詩人として知られるエドワード・リアの没後100年を記念して発行された切手。フクロウと猫は彼の作品の中で繰り返し使われているモチーフです。一枚目の切手は“The Owl and the Pussycat”という題の詩にそえられたイラストが使われています。このサイトではたくさんのイラストが紹介されています。

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