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Creator:
Edward Lear, 1812–1888, British
Title:

People on the Road Near Kalicut, Malabar

Former Title(s):

Coolies on the Road Near Kalicut, Malabar

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, and gum arabic on medium, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 × 15 9/16 inches (25.4 × 39.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2006.14.30
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
figures (representations) | jungle | landscape | trees | vegetation
Associated Places:
Calicut | India | Malabar Coast
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:54378
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Edward Lear arrived in Calicut in October 1874 just as the monsoon began. He was warned about the dangers of contracting fever but stayed despite the pouring rain until the skies were clear enough to draw the laborers harvesting coconuts and bananas. He described the roads around Calicut as “of such redundant beauty one can hardly dream.”

Gallery label for A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-06-01 - 2017-08-13)

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