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Mewar kingdom Rajasthan, India, Udaipur
An elephant attacking its mahout early 19th century Place made: Mewar region, Rajasthan, India
Materials & Technique: drawings, brush, pen, ink tinted brush-drawing Support: cream laid paper
Primary Insc: Inscribed verso, upper left and upper right, black ink, Devanagari script.
Tertiary Insc: Stamped upper left, black ink, seal of ownership.
Dimensions: image (irregular) 22.8 h x 25.2 w cm support [irreg.] 22.8 h x 25.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gayer-Anderson Gift
Accession No: NGA 91.1462
Subject: Animals: elephants
Provenance:
  • acquired in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, possibly from descendants of the artist, by Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson, 1927
  • exported from India by Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson, 1930
  • held in the collection of Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson and Major Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson, Pasha, both of The Little Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk, England, 1927-1953
  • who gave it to the Commonwealth of Australia, 1953
  • held by National Library of Australia, Canberra, after transfer from London, 1954-1991
  • transferred to the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 1991