Bundi style Rajasthan, India, Bundi
A mahout seizing another who is falling from the back of their elephant 18th century Place made: Bundi, Rajasthan, India
Materials & Technique: drawings, brush, pen, ink, opaque watercolour Support: cream wove paper
Dimensions: image 13.6 h x 17.1 w cm support [irreg.] 18.0 h x 17.1 w cm mount 23.3 h x 21.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gayer-Anderson Gift
Accession No: NGA 91.1493
Subject: Animals: elephants
  • acquired in Ajmer, Jaipur or 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