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Creator Edward Lear, 1812–1888, British
Title Kangchenjunga from Darjeeling
Alternate Title(s) Kinchinjunga from Darjeeling, India
Date 1879
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 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
Accession Number B1997.7.3
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
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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
Place Represented Himalayas | India | Kangchenjunga

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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

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

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