Kangchenjunga from Darjeeling
- Art Funded
- 117 x 178 cm
- Rhondda Cynon Taf Council
It was executed in Lear's studio following his return from India. The composition references traditional landscape conventions and the Sublime, and betrays the artist's delight in exotic detail. The V-shaped format of lush foothills opening to the vast snow-covered mountain conjures up the feelings of attraction and repulsion that Lear expressed in his diary. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.
Edward Lear; Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Lord Aberdare; Henry Campbell Bruce, 2nd Lord Aberdare; Mountain Ash Urban District Council, 1924; Rhondda Cynon Taf Council; Bonham's, 2005 (unsold).