Feb 16, 2023
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Feb 16, 2023

Tiger Hunt of Ram Singh II

Tiger Hunt of Ram Singh II

c. 1830–40

Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper

Painting: 25.3 x 49.1 cm (9 15/16 x 19 5/16 in.)

Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Dr. Norman Zaworski 1991.168

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The drummers and horn blowers proclaim to the population that the king shot a tiger.

Description

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the cliffs that define the landscape of the small princely kingdom of Kota, a majestic tiger has just been shot by the king. Noisemakers with a firebrand drive the tiger out of the forest, and men at the right keep bears at bay. The women and musicians in two small boats look on in admiration.

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