British India. Return From Hog-Hunting.
Sepia tinted lithograph, printed area 310 x 375mm (12¼ x 14¾"). Repaired tear to image edge from lower extremity.
An evocative and rare image of a boar hunting party returning home with their elephants after a day's sport in India. Plate 3 to "Recollections of India. Part 1. British India and the Punjab" by James Duffield Harding (1797 - 1863) after Charles Stewart Hardinge (1822 - 1894). Charles was the eldest son of Sir Henry, first Viscount Hardinge of Lahore (1785 - 1856), the Governor General of India. Within eighteen months of Viscount Hardinge's arrival in India as Governor-General, the First Anglo-Sikh War broke out in the Punjab in December 1845. Hardinge and his son Charles travelled in this region. Charles Hardinge wrote, "The sketch...represents a party returning from a Boar Hunt. The period is evening. This amusement is generally popular with the English in the neighbourhood of Calcutta."
[Ref: 10713] £420.00