Edward Lear, Moment to Moment at Ikon Gallery

Ikon presents Edward Lear: Moment to Moment, the first exhibition dedicated solely to Lear’s landscape sketches, running 9 September – 13 November 2022.

It comprises 63 works – many exhibited for the first time – borrowed from various private and public collections, including the Yale Center for British Art, Houghton Library at Harvard, Tate, the Gennadius Library and the Ashmolean Museum.

Tracing journeys made by this prolific artist, author and nonsense poet through Europe, the Middle East and India across many decades, the exhibition reveals Lear’s compulsive drive to depict and evoke the present through his in-situ drawings.

Moment to Moment is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)The Finnis Scott Foundation and University of Oxford.