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Creator:
Edward Lear, 1812–1888, British
Title:
Illustration to Tennyson's "You Ask Me Why": Areka Palms, Ratanapooru, Ceylon - `I will see before I die The Palms and Temples of the South'
Date:
undated
Medium:
Pen and black ink, gray ink, and gray wash on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 3 13/16 x 5 13/16 inches (9.7 x 14.8 cm) and Mount: 6 3/8 x 8 inches (16.2 x 20.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in gray ink, on sheet, lower left: "Ratnapoora Ceylon."; in black ink, lower right: "3"; inscribed with pen in black ink on mount, upper left: "65"; inscribed with pen in black ink, on mount, lower left: "I will see before I die | The Palms and Temples of the South. | ("You ask me why etc, etc)"; with pen in black ink, lower right: " Areka Palms. | Ratnapoora. | Ceylon"; Verso: in graphite, lower center: "8626A | D&L"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.988
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
figures | grass | landscape | palm trees | river | riverbank | rocks (landforms) | sky | water
Associated Places:
Ceylon | Sri Lanka
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Edward Lear and the Art of Travel (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-09-20 - 2001-01-14)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:46374
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