Hyder Ali or the Lions of Mysore.Sadhusing extricating his Children from the Boa Constrictors, as Perfomed at Drury Lane Theatre.
Rare lithograph. Sheet: 210 x 165mm, (8¼ x 6½"). Trimmed.
An illustration of a scene from a play shown at Drury Lane Theatre in 1831 called 'Hyder Ali, or the Lions of Mysore' which incorporated scenes of animal taming by the first famous lion tamer Henri Martin (1793-1882). Martin played the title of role of Sadhusing, the son of Hyder Ali who escapes into the forest during a battle and befriends the lions. This scene shows Martin performing with Boa Constrictors which were made to appear as if they were attacking the small boys.
[Ref: 39439] £140.00