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Creator:
Samuel Howitt, 1756–1822, British
Title:

The Tiger at Bay: an illustration for Captain Thomas Williamson's "Oriental Field Sports"

Date:
1807
Medium:
Watercolor, with pen, in gray ink, black ink, and graphite on medium, moderately textured, cream, laid paper, mounted on, very thick, slightly textured, cream, cardboard
Dimensions:
14 1/8 × 19 1/8 inches (35.9 × 48.6 cm) and 11 3/4 × 17 1/8 inches (29.8 × 43.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2006.14.26
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
creek | elephants (animals) | field sports | grass | guns | hunters | hunting | illustration | lake | landscape | literary theme | men | mountains | palm trees | spears | sporting art | sports | stream | tiger | trees
Associated Places:
Asia | India
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:54371
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Samuel Howitt, a sporting artist, made these two drawing as illustrations for Captain Thomas Williamson’s book Oriental Field Sports (1807). Both show British sportsmen hunting tigers with elephants, and with the aid of Indian scouts and grooms. Since Howitt had never been to India, he was reliant on drawings and descriptions made by Williamson himself.

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