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

Benares

Former Title(s):

View of Benares

Date:
1873
Medium:
Watercolor with pen in brown ink over graphite and gouache on moderately thick, rough, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 1/2 x 20 inches (34.3 x 50.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed lower left, with pen in brown ink: "(64) Benares 14 Decembr 1873. 2.30 PM".; lower center, with pen in brown ink: "A.Bathing rafts B. boats. C hazy blue Sandy. D sand. | E. Women above. F. Sheds on broken steps. G. green. H. cendery [...] | light off sky } croze | I. millions of pigeons J. gray L. gold. R, red"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Michael D. Coe, Yale MAH 1968
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2007.18.1
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architecture | bathers | bathing | boats | cityscape | flags | people | pigeons (general term) | river | sky | stairs | temples | trees
Associated Places:
Benares | Ganges | India | Varanasi
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:59784
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