Rare Books

HOG HUNTING IN LOWER BENGAL

Lot No
28
Description
By Percy Carpenter

Publisher : Day and Son Lithographers
Location : London
Year : 1861
No of Plates : 8 Colour
Estimate
Rs. 4,00,000 - 5,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 4,89,808

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Contemporary morocco-backed brown cloth boards, upper cover lettered in gilt, flat spine. The case contains 8 colour lithographed plates that are mounted and individually encased in plastic and housed in a modern solander box.

As elucidated in the introduction the drawings got formed based on the sketches and notes taken during a meet held by the Calcutta Tent Club in March 1860 on the Sowerra Burrea Plains, near Tumluk, 50 miles south east of Calcutta. The hunting party consisted of fifteen members of the Club, including their guests, with around four horses per person and attendants, numbering around sixty people. There were also eleven elephants to act as beaters in the long grass, jungle andwoods on the plain. The hunt lasted three days duringwhich time they killed thirty seven hogs.

This lot is over one hundred years old or National Art Treasure, cannot be exported out of India as per Antiques and Art Treasures Act, 1972.