The Bank of England website has a competition to nominate a British visual artist for the new £20 note – why not add your vote for Edward Lear?
£20 note character nominations close on Sunday 19 July 2015.
Because he was a scientific illustrator of animals, doodler of nonsense Limerick illustrations and a man with a beard and facial hair that would make such a banknote hard to counterfeit or forge!
You are only allowed 100 words so I wrote my nomination at speed in the spirit of Lear in non-Limerick doggerel (which doesn’t scan that well)
There was an odd man called Edward Lear,
whose limericks were strangely queer;
Pobbles, jumblies, owls and cats,
And Quangle-Wangle’s amazing hats
on a £20 note – imagine that!