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Creator:
Richard Earlom, 1743–1822, British
after Johan Joseph Zoffany RA, 1733–1810, German, active in Britain (from 1760)
Title:
Tiger Hunting in the East Indies
Date:
1802
Medium:
Stipple engraving, mezzotint, and etching with hand coloring on thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 1/2 x 29 1/8 inches (52.1 x 74 cm), Plate: 20 1/2 x 27 inches (52.1 x 68.6 cm), and Image: 19 1/8 x 26 inches (48.6 x 66 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "J.Zoffanÿ, Esqr. R.A. pinxt."; lower center: "TIGER HUNTING IN THE EAST INDIES. | This Print represents the attack & death of the Royal Tiger, near Chandermagur, in the Province of Bengal, in the Year 1788, by a party of Gentlemen & their Attendants mounted on Elephants according to the custom of that Country | For Description see the Index Plate"; lower right: "Richd. Earlom, Sculpt. Londini"

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

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1985.36.1302
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animals | basket | death | elephants (animals) | gentlemen | hunters | hunting | ladder | men | natives | pagris | rifles | ropes | scepter | servants | spears | sporting art | swords | tigers | trees | turbans
Associated Places:
Asia | Chandannagar | India | West Bengal
Associated People:
Carnac, John (1721–1800), army officer in the East India Company
Macpherson, Sir John, first baronet (c.1745–1821), governor-general of Bengal
Stables, John (fl. 1782), supreme councillor in Calcutta
Zoffany, Johan Joseph (1733–1810), portrait painter
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Company Culture (Yale Center for British Art, 2003-09-16 - 2004-01-05)

Publications:
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Mildred Archer, India and British Portraiture, 1770-1825, Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, 1979, pp. 168-73, fig. 107, ND 1327 I44 A72 (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. 6, V 1199 (YCBA)

Romita Ray, Under the banyan tree, relocating the picturesque in British India , The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, pp. 206-07, fig. 90, N8214.5.I5 R39 2013 (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, p. 261, Earlom no. 50, NE1816.G7 S58 2004

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)

Mary Webster, Johan Zoffany, 1733-1810, National Portrait Gallery, London, 1976, p. 84, no. 113, NJ18 Z68 W43 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21287
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