Publisher : Day and Son Lithographers Location : London Year : 1861 No of Plates : 8 Colour
Rs. 4,00,000 - 5,00,000
(Inclusive 15% margin)
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.