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.
Possibly Shri Parshotam Ram Kapoor , Jalandhar and New Delhi, India ; Subhash Kapoor , New York (until 2008; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Living Line: Selected Indian Drawings from the Subhash Kapoor Gift," March 25, 2009–September 7, 2009.