Edward Lear was an English landscape painter also known as a poet. His pen and ink drawings resonate with his nonsense words of poetry. Lear suffered all his life from epilepsy and melancholia. He was a constant traveler, exploring Italy, Greece, Albania, Palestine, Siria, Egypt, India, and Sri Lanka. He produced pen and watercolour sketches of great landscapes.
Lear published three volumes of bird and animal drawings, seven illustrated travel books such as Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania, (1851), and four books of nonsense: A Book of Nonsense, Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany, and Alphabets (1871), More Nonsense, Pictures, Rhymes, Botany, etc. (1872), and Laughable Lyrics (1877).
I think his watercolours replicate the lighting of the landscapes very well. It is interesting that he combined poetry and his art. I wish I could travel as much as he did in his life time.