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Creator:
Justinian Gantz, 1802–1862
Title:

The Ootacamund Hunt Meeting at Mr. Chalmers' House at Gindy, Madras, 1845

Additional Title(s):

The Jackal Pack

Date:
1845
Medium:
Graphite, pen and black ink, and watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 13/16 × 20 3/16 inches (32.6 × 51.3 cm) and Mount: 14 7/16 × 17 7/16 inches (36.6 × 44.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2006.14.21
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bridge (built work) | carriage | castle | dogs (animals) | estate | field | horse (animal) | horseback riders | horseback riding | horses (animals) | house | hunt | hunters | hunting | landscape | manor house | meeting | men | sporting art | sports | trees
Associated Places:
Asia | India | Madras | Ootacamund | Tamil Nadu
Access:
View by request in the Study Room
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:54365
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The British in India brought their pastimes with them, including their enthusiasm for country sports such as hunting with hounds in full scarlet dress. The Ootacamund Club was founded in 1841 by Captain Douglas and other members of the Seventy-fourth Highland Regiment then stationed in India. In place of foxes, the hunt’s quarry was indigenous species of deer, as well as bison or even tiger. It still hunts today and is said to have stopped hunting only once in its history during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Justinian Gantz was born in Austria and moved to India when the East India Company employed his father as a draftsman. He took on his father’s profession as well as painting miniatures and practicing architecture.

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