Five Views Of An Elephant Combat
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1999.286
People
Attributed to Shaykh Taju, Indian
Title
Five Views of an Elephant Combat
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1730
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Kota
Culture
Indian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black and red-brown inks over charcoal underdrawing on beige laid paper
Dimensions
51.3 x 56.7 cm (20 3/16 x 22 5/16 in.)
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Stuart Cary Welch, Jr.
Accession Year
1999
Object Number
1999.286
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions

Label Text: Indian and Persian Drawings, written 1987
Fighting Elephants
India, Rajasthan, Kotah, ca. 1730
Black ink on paper
Private Collection
207.1983

Publication History

Howard Hodgkin and Terence McInerney, Indian Drawing : An Exhibition Chosen by Howard Hodgkin, exh. cat., Arts Council of Great Britain, London (London, England, 1983), Figure 29

Stuart Cary Welch and Kim Masteller, From Mind, Heart, and Hand: Persian, Turkish, and Indian Drawings from the Stuart Cary Welch Collection, exh. cat., Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven, 2004), p 148 - 149/ cat 48

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 111

Christine Temin, Fogg Shows Persian, Turkish, and Indian Drawings, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, Spring 2005), p. 5

Exhibition History

Indian and Persian Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/25/1987 - 06/21/1987

From Mind, Heart, and Hand: Persian, Turkish, and Indian Drawings from SCWelch, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/19/2005 - 06/02/2005

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted