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Mahabalipooram

Edward Lear, English, 1812 - 1888

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
1881

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
9 x 18 inches (22.9 x 45.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 294, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

Accession Number:
1986-26-285

Credit Line:
The Henry P. McIlhenny Collection in memory of Frances P. McIlhenny, 1986

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Label:
Mahabalipooram, on the Bay of Bengal in the province of Madras, India, is an important early Hindu temple site. Lear may have visited it when he toured the subcontinent in 1873-75, and then painted this picture several years later at his home in the south of France.


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