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Edward Lear, 1812–1888
Abu Simbel, 1:00 pm, 9 February 1867 (384)
Materials & Techniques:
Watercolor with pen and brown ink and gouache over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige wove paper
Sheet: 3 7/8 x 10 1/16 inches (9.8 x 25.6 cm)

Inscribed in brown ink, lower left: "1.PM.Feby 9.1867. Abou Simbl"; in brown ink, lower right: "(384)"; Verso: in graphite, upper left: "up 92 | next below A"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Donald C. Gallup, Yale BA 1934, PhD 1939
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
desert | hills | lake | landscape | monument | sand | temples | valleys (landforms) | water
Associated Places:
Abu Simbel | Africa | Aswan High Dam | Egypt | Lake Nasser | Nubia
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IIIF Manifest:

Art in Focus : Blue (Yale Center for British Art, 2019-04-05 - 2019-08-11) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Connections (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-05-26 - 2011-09-11) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Edward Lear and the Art of Travel (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-09-20 - 2001-01-14) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

The lure of the east : British Orientalist painting: wall labels, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2008, p. [85], V 2577 (YCBA) V 2577 [YCBA]

The lure of the East, British orientalist painting, 1830-1925 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2008, p. 17, V 1879 (YCBA) [YCBA]

The natural history of Edward Lear, Princeton University Press, Princeton, p. 103, fig. 105, QH31.L424 P43 2021 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Scott Wilcox, Edward Lear and the art of travel, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2000, p. 96, no. 96, NJ18 L455 W55 2000 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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