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Edward Lear
BRITISH
A TEMPLE IN INDIA
Estimate
25,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
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141
Edward Lear
BRITISH
A TEMPLE IN INDIA
Estimate
25,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Property from the Estate of Brooke Astor

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Edward Lear
1812 - 1888
BRITISH
A TEMPLE IN INDIA

signed with the artist's monogram lower left


watercolor heightened with white over traces of pencil on paper


6 1/8 by 10 1/8 in.
15.5 by 25.7 cm
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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).

Property from the Estate of Brooke Astor

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New York