Exhibitions/ Art Object

Running Elephant (recto); Practice Sheet of Elephant Sketches (verso)

Date:
mid-18th century
Culture:
India (Rajasthan, Kotah)
Medium:
Charcoal on paper
Dimensions:
Image (sight): 11 x 19 in. (27.9 x 48.3 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:
2008.359.14
Not on view
Elephants were an extremely popular subject in Kotah court painting, which largely focused on marshal themes and hunts. Here, the artist almost completely ignored the human figures; instead, the emphasis is on naturalistically capturing the elephant in motion.
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