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Tigers Hunting Boars and Deer

Date:
ca. 1830
Culture:
India (Rajasthan, Kotah)
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
Image (sight): 16 x 64 3/8 in. (40.6 x 163.5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Subhash Kapoor, in memory of his parents, Smt Shashi Kanta and Shree Parshotam Ram Kapoor, 2008
Accession Number:
2008.359.50
  • Description

    Central to the Kotah tradition was the hunt, and, as a result, artists from this court took a keen interest in representing animals in a landscape. Unusually, the human predator has been eliminated from this large-scale, ambitious composition; instead the focus is on a pack of tigers stalking and attacking their prey. The exceptional scale of this work suggests that it was a preparatory study for a mural painting.

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