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There was a Young Person of Janina, whose Uncle was always a-fanning her (litho)

There was a Young Person of Janina, whose Uncle was always a-fanning her (litho)


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There was a Young Person of Janina, whose Uncle was always a-fanning her (litho)

966287 There was a Young Person of Janina, whose Uncle was always a-fanning her (litho) by Lear, Edward (1812-88); Private Collection; (add.info.: There was a Young Person of Janina, whose Uncle was always a-fanning her. Illustration for More Nonsense by Edward Lear (Frederick Warne, 1888).); © Look and Learn

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Fanning Humourous Jokes Limerick Limericks Nonsense Uncle English Literature Joke Verse


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In this whimsical lithograph by Edward Lear, titled "There was a Young Person of Janina, whose Uncle was always a-fanning her" we are transported into the realm of nonsense and laughter. The image depicts a comical scene where a young person from Janina is constantly being fanned by her doting uncle. Lear's limerick-inspired artwork captures the essence of English literature's playful side, as he brings to life his humorous verse with vivid illustrations. The absurdity of the situation is heightened by the exaggerated expressions on both characters' faces, evoking an immediate sense of amusement. The young person's blissful expression suggests that she thoroughly enjoys being pampered and spoiled by her devoted uncle. Meanwhile, her uncle appears to take great pleasure in fulfilling his role as chief fan-bearer. Their interaction creates an atmosphere filled with joy and mirth. This engraving serves as a delightful reminder that sometimes it is necessary to embrace silliness and let go of seriousness for a moment. It invites us to revel in the nonsensical aspects of life and find humor even in the most mundane situations. With its clever wordplay, charming imagery, and overall light-heartedness, Lear's work continues to captivate audiences across generations. This print reminds us that laughter truly is timeless – an essential ingredient for our well-being amidst life's challenges.

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