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Creator:
Richard Earlom, 1743–1822, British
after Johan Joseph Zoffany RA, 1733–1810, German, active in Britain (from 1760)
Title:

Colonel Mordaunt's Cock Match at Lucknow

Date:
1792
Medium:
Mezzotint with hand coloring on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
21 x 28 7/8 inches (53.3 x 73.3 cm), 20 1/4 x 27 inches (51.4 x 68.6 cm), and 18 1/2 x 26 1/4 inches (47 x 66.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in blue ink, on back, lower left: "25/58"

Lettered below image, lower left: "J Zoffany pinxit"; lower center: "COLONEL MORDAUNT'S COCK MATCH. | At Lucknow, in the Province of Oude in the Year 1786 at which were present several High and Distinguished Personages."; lower right: "R. Earlom Sculpt. Londini."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1985.36.1301
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
canopy | chairs | cock-fighting | costume | entertainment | fighting | gamecocks | historical subject | hookah | men | roosters | sandals | sitars | sofas | spear | sporting art | tennis | tent | turbans | women
Associated Places:
Asia | India | Lucknow | Uttar Pradesh
Associated People:
Zoffany, Johan Joseph (1733–1810), portrait painter
Asaf-ud-Daulah (1748–1797), nawab wazir of Oudh
Colonel Mordaunt (fl. 1786)
Humphry, Ozias (1742–1810), miniature and portrait painter
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21286
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Mildred Archer, India and British Portraiture, 1770-1825, Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, 1979, pp. 153-4, 497, fig. 94, ND 1327 I44 A72 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Charles Greig, Zoffany in Eighteenth Century India, Transactions of the Romney Society, vol. 16, 2011, pp. 36, 37, NJ18 R65 T7 2011 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Morna O'Neill, Company Culture:, British Artists and the East India Company 1770-1830: October 16, 2003-January 11, 2004 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2003, no. 9, V 1199 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Martin Postle, Johan Zoffany, RA : Society Observed, , Yale University Press, New Haven, 2011, p. 274, cat. no. . 88, NJ18 Z68 + A12 2011 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

John Chaloner Smith, British mezzotint portraits, being a descriptive catalogue of these engravings from the introduction of the art to the early part of the present century . Arranged according to the engravers ; the inscriptions given at full length ; and the variations of state precisely set forth ; a , H. Sotheran & Co., London, 1884, v.1, pp. 253-54, cat.no. 29, NE265 .S65 1884 (YCBA) Another copy available in Prints and Drawings [YCBA]

John Chaloner Smith, British mezzotinto portraits, being a descriptive catalogue of these engravings from the introduction of the art to the early part of the present century : arranged according to the engravers, the inscriptions given at full length, and the variations of state precisely set forth : acc , Martino Pub., Mansfield Centre, CT, 2004, v. 1, pp. 253-5, Earlom no. 29, NE1816.G7 S58 2004 [ORBIS]

Dudley Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints 1658-1874: A Catalogue, The Paul Mellon Collection , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1981, NE960.3 G7 B75 + Oversize (Mellon Shelf) (YCBA) [YCBA]

Mary Webster, Johan Zoffany, 1733-1810, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2011, pp. 505, 506, 509, 651, fig. 378, NJ18 Z68 W43 2011 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

J. E. (Joseph Edward) Wessely, Richard Earlom, Verzeichniss seiner radirungen und schabkunstbla¨tter , Haendcke & Lehmkuhl, Hamburg, 1886, p. 48, no.. 120, J18 Ea76 886w (SML) [Yale Classification System] [ORBIS]


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