0944142257 A fine copy. Softcover wraps have been bound over in black hardcover buckram with gold lettering. Nice examples of Lear's work. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Impossible Picturesqueness: Edward Lear's ...
Publisher: Grantha Corporation
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description Mapin Publishing, Ahmedabad 1989, 1989. 22.0 x 28.0cms (landscape), 120pp, 72 colour & 2 b/w illusts, very good paperback with French flaps Lear produced 2000 watercolours and sepia ink drawings of India and wrote that 'anything more overpoweringly amazing cannot be conceived!!! Colours and costumes and myriadism of impossible picturesqueness'. Bookseller Inventory # 131521
Book Description Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Very carefully read. Light shelf wear to cover. Some slight marks to front end paper. 'Edward Lear, best known as a writer of limericks and nonsense verse, was by profession a landscape draughtsman and painter. Traveling through exotic regions such as Calabria, Corsica, Egypt and India, he made sketches from nature, which, upon his return home, he worked up into oil paintings and watercolors for sale and exhibition. Impossible Picturesqueness presents a selection of Lear's Indian watercolors, and documents his journey to India in 1873-75, making ample use of the artist's exuberant and thoughtful journals of his time spent there. Art Historian Staley has written an insightful essay on Lear's life and work, which concludes the book.' (Columbia University). Bookseller Inventory # GC-IQNA-XCD9
Book Description Mapin Publishing, Ahmedabad, 1989. Softcover, oblong 4to, illustrated, 122 pages. A near mint, unmarked, unsoiled and uncreased copy. Bookseller Inventory # 024760