Philadelphia – Philadelphia Museum of Art (Mahabalipooram by Edward Lear)

This artwok was Painted by Edward Lear, the English artist known for his literary nonsense (there are some politicians know for the same reason). This ancient temple site is on the Bay of Bengal in the Indian province of Madras and Lear visited here between 1873 and 1875. The above painting was created in 1881 when the artist was living in France.

The painting was acquired for the museum using the John Howard McFadden jr. fund