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Creator:
Thomas Daniell, 1749–1840, British, active in India
Title:

Two Studies of an Indian Elephant's Head

Date:
ca. 1840
Medium:
Gray wash over graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 x 9 5/8 inches (17.8 x 24.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: "[...]"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2006.14.17
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | elephants (animals) | studies
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:54346
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Thomas Daniell left London for Kolkata in 1784 with permission from the East India Company. His aim was to make engravings of India for the British market. Between 1788 and 1793, Daniell made three long tours across India filling sketchbooks with topographical views and studies of the people, animals, and plants he encountered along the way. These vivid studies of elephants are characteristic of his approach. Daniell’s greatest achievement was the publication of Oriental Scenery, 144 aquatints of Indian views issued in six series from 1795 to 1808.

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