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Elephant at a gallop

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  • Description

    Guided by the touch of the mahout’s ankus, this vigorous young elephant advances speedily in spite of the heavy chains attached to his ankles or gathered on his back. He is perhaps at the end of his aggressive mast period, as a dark discharge has streamed from his temple. The surging power of an elephant gathering speed is well conveyed by the artist.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthansouth Rajasthan Kota (place of creation)
    Date
    1710 - 1720
    Material and technique
    gouache on paper
    Dimensions
    frame 47.1 x 54.6 x 1.8 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 33.6 x 41 cm (height x width)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
    Accession no.
    LI118.53
  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2nd February-22nd April 2012, Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin, Andrew Topsfield, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2012), no. 84 on p. 200, pp. 19 & 184, illus. p. 201

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    • currently in research collection

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