Lot 141
  • 141

Edward Lear

25,000 - 30,000 USD
32,500 USD
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  • Edward Lear
  • A Temple in India

  • Signed with monogram
  • watercolor heightened with white over traces of pencil on paper

  • 6 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches
signed with the artist's monogram lower left

Catalogue Note

Long a frequent traveller, Edward Lear's last extended journey was to India between 1873-1875.  Though he was over sixty years old, the aging artist travelled thousands of miles over several months.  The tropical vegetation of the area was particularly fascinating to the artist, as suggested by the present work's long, loosely painted vines and intricately detailed interwoven trunks of the trees, among which monkeys scamper (Vivien Nokes, The Painter Edward Lear, London, 1991, p. 92).