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Elephants in combat, Deccan, India, circa 1810
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Elephants in combat, Deccan, India, circa 1810
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Details & Cataloguing

Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art including Indian Miniature Paintings

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Elephants in combat, Deccan, India, circa 1810
Opaque watercolour heightened with gold on paper
image: 21.5 by 30.5 cm. (8 1/2 by 12 in.)
folio: 25.8 by 37.8 cm. (10 1/4 by 14 7/8 in.)
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Catalogue Note

The composition of this painting is derived from an earlier Mughal prototype, as seen in the illustration by the female miniature artist Khurshid Banu in the Howard Hodgkin Collection (see Oxford 2012, p.44, no.11). Elephant fights were a popular past time during the Mughal period, described in detail by the French traveller Bernier in the mid-seventeenth century (Bernier 1916, pp.267-77).

Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art including Indian Miniature Paintings

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