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Edward Lear, 1812–1888, British

Kangchenjunga from Darjeeling

Former Title(s):

Kinchinjunga from Darjeeling, India

Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 47 1/8 x 72 inches (119.7 x 182.9 cm)

Signed and dated in monogram in lower left: "EL 1879"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Donald C. Gallup, Yale BA 1934, PhD 1939
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
beauty | birds | cliff | costume | drum (musical instrument) | drummer | expedition | ferns | forest | headdress | headgear | landscape | men | mountains | Orientalism | people | snow | sublime | tapestry | trees | women
Associated Places:
Himalayas | India | Kangchenjunga
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

David Bindman, The History of British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2008, pp. 92-95 (v.2), fig. 50, N6761 +H57 2008 Oversize (YCBA)

Vidya Dehejia, Impossible picturesqueness, Edward Lear's Indian watercolours, 1873-1875 , no. 1, Columbia University Press, New York, 1989, pp. 30-1, NJ18 L455 D44 1989 + (YCBA)

Martina Droth, Britain in the world: Highlights from the Yale Center for British Art in honor of Amy Meyers, Yale University Press, New Haven, London, p. 140, N6761 .Y33 2019 (LC) (YCBA)

Edward Lear, 1812-1888, a loan exhibition of oil paintings, watercolours and drawings, books and prints, nonsense works [held] 15th October to 1st November, 1968 , Gooden and Fox, Ltd., London, 1968, p. 34, no. 101, pl. XI, NJ18 L455 G66 + (YCBA)

Donald C. Gallup, What mad pursuits! : more memories of a Yale librarian, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven, pp. 73-76, Z720 G19 A31 1998 (YCBA)

Eleanor M. Garvey, Edward Lear, painter, poet, and draughtsman, an exhibition of drawings, watercolors, oils, nonsense and travel books, Worcester Art Museum, April 18-June 2, 1968. , Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Mass., 1968, pp. 44, 82, no. 84, NJ18 L455 W67 (YCBA)

John M. MacKenzie, The Victorian vision, inventing new Britain , V&A Publications, London, 2001, p. 316, no. 297-8, DA 533 V528 2001 (YCBA)

Julia Marciari-Alexander, This other Eden, paintings from the Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1998, p. 166, no. 68, ND1314.3 Y36 1998 (YCBA)

Vivien Noakes, Edward Lear : the life of a wanderer, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, pp. 156, 229, Shirley 4107 (LSF)

Vivien Noakes, Edward Lear, 1812-1888, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1985, pp. 155-6, no. 63, NJ18 L455 N64 (YCBA)

Romita Ray, Under the banyan tree, relocating the picturesque in British India , The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, pp. 89-92, , fig. 34, N8214.5.I5 R39 2013 (YCBA)

Scott Wilcox, Edward Lear and the art of travel, Yale Center for British Art, p. 111, NJ18 L455 W55 2000 (YCBA)

Andrew Wilton, American sublime, landscape painting in the United States, 1820-1880 , Tate Publishing, London, UK, 2002, pp. 60-1, ND1351.5 W57 2002 (YCBA)

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