Running Elephant (recto); Practice Sheet of Elephant Sketches (verso)
India (Rajasthan, Kotah)
Charcoal on paper
Image (sight): 11 x 19 in. (27.9 x 48.3 cm)
Gift of Subhash Kapoor, in memory of his parents, Smt Shashi Kanta and Shree Parshotam Ram Kapoor, 2008
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.