Lear met the Knights shortly after arriving in Rome in 1838. Beside Isabella, who put together a commonplace book with a number of Lear drawings, the family included a brother, Charles, who travelle with Lear in the Abruzzi in 1842, and another sister, Margaret, married to the Duke of Sermoneta (SL, 293). H., according to the above-mentioned commonplace book, should stand for Helen Knight, another sister?

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