Edward Lear, Study of a King Vulture (1832)

Edward Lear, Study of a King Vulture.
Signed lower left: “E Lear del.”, dated lower right: “Aril 1832”, and inscribed lower center: “Sarcoramphus papa (Linn. )/ Drawn from life at the/Surrey Zoological Gardens”
Watercolor over pencil heightened with bodycolor and gum arabic. 1832. 10″ x 12 3/4″ sheet, 15 1/4″ x 17 1/4″.

Provenance
The ornithologist T.H. Newman; By whom given to the Zoological Society of London; Sold through Wheldon and Wesley, 1992; Private Collection.

Invaluable.

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