Edward Lear, 1812-1888, was an English artist whose paintings were well received. The centenary of his death was marked in Britain with a set of Royal Mail stamps in 1988 and an exhibition at the Royal Academy. Edward Lear oil painting The Plains of Lombardy from Monte Generoso is in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. The painter has been played in BBC radio dramas in 2009 and 2011. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.