Kalabshe, Nubia on the Nile

1832–88
Edward Lear (English, 1812–1888)


Dimensions

Image: 10.9 x 21.1 cm (4 5/16 x 8 5/16 in.) Sheet: 11.3 x 21.6 cm (4 7/16 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1999.697

Medium or Technique

Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite pencil on heavy wove paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

conservation treatment by Roy Perkinson while in Paine collection

Inscription

Recto LL in wash : initialed
Verso in brown ink: The Nile, Nubià Kalabshé
Verso LR in graphite pencil: E- (possibly initialed by the artist)
Later inscriptions or marks: Sticker on frame backing: Spink numbered K3/4073

Provenance

Purchased from Spink & Son, Ltd., London (9/15/70) by Mr. Paine's father, who gave it to Mr. Paine in 1992: Mrs. Susan Paine; gift to MFA, December 31, 1999.

Credit Line

Gift of Susan W. Paine