Kinchinjunga to go under the hammer

Edward Lear's Kinchinjunga

The Telegraph of Calcutta reports that one of Edward Lear’s most famous paintings, “Kinchinjunga” (1873), is to be auctioned by Bonhams and is expected to go for a sum between £400,000 and £600,000:

The painting makes the cover of a Bonham’s catalogue, with an article on “Lear’s Indian Summer” by his biographer, Vivien Noakes, who curated a major exhibition, Edward Lear: 1812-1888, at the Royal Academy in London 20 years ago.

Lear went to India in 1873 at the invitation of his friend, Thomas Baring, the first Earl of Northbrook, who had become Viceroy of India the previous year. The painting was bought by another of Lear’s friends, Henry Bruce, who had become Lord Aberdare in 1873.

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