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Colonel Mordaunt's cock match : and two other cockfighting scenes.
Great Britain : publisher not identified, early 19th century?
Physical Description:
1 print : on cotton ; 52 x 55 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Textiles 20b
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Three engraved scenes of cock fighting, printed in red ink on cotton. The print bears no text. The largest scene, filling the bottom two-thirds of the sheet, reproduces Colonel Mordaunt's Cock Match, painted by Johann Zoffany ca. 1784-1786 (and now in the collections of Tate Britain). At top left and top right are two smaller scenes of cock-fights, from unidentified sources (neither reproduces Hogarth's notable The Royal Sport, Pit Ticket).
The Zoffany scene "depicts a cock match between Asaf-ud-daula, Nawab Wazir of Oudh (standing in the centre) and Colonel John Mordaunt (standing on the left in white), a keen cock-fighter who had brought out from England game-cocks which he was confident would defeat native-bred birds" (Tate Britain).
Subject Terms:
Asafuddaula, Nawab Wazir of Oudh, 1748-1797.
British -- India.
Cockfighting -- Pictorial works.
Mourdant, John, Colonel, 1749-
Cloth prints.
Printed textile materials.
Engravings -- 1800.
Zoffany, Johann, 1733-1810. Colonel Mordaunt's Cock Match.

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