Yale Center for British Art
Edward Lear, 1812–1888, British

Kangchenjunga from Darjeeling
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:
birds | people | Orientalism | sublime | drum (musical instrument) | ferns | mountains | drummer | landscape | tapestry | beauty | snow | men | women | cliff | trees | forest | costume | headgear | headdress | expedition
Associated Places:
Kangchenjunga | India | Himalayas
Currently On View:
On view
Exhibition History:
Edward Lear and the Art of Travel (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-09-20 - 2001-01-14)

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1998-05-01 - 1998-07-05)

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Queensland Art Gallery, 1998-07-15 - 1998-09-06)

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Art Gallery of South Australia, 1998-09-16 - 1998-11-15)

Juxtapositions (Yale Center for British Art, 1997-11-19 - 1998-01-04)

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)

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, 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)

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)