Index to the Embassy of Hyderbeck, from the Vizier of Oude to Calcutta, by way of Patna, to meet Lord Cornwallis.No 1. A Male Baggage Elephant, irritated by his Driver, who is taken from his Seat and destroy'd [...]
Etching, platemark 265 x 395mm (10½ x 15½"). Paper tone; tear to top edge. Scarce.
Keyplate to Johan Zoffany's 'Hyderbeg's Embassy to Lord Cornwallis' (exh. RA 1796; Victoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta). After several years in India, Zoffany had returned to England in 1789 but continued to use drawings made in India as the basis for his most ambitious works. In 1800 Richard Earlom engraved the 'Embassy', but its complicated composition made this accompanying keyplate desirable, as was also the case when Earlom engraved another famous work by Zoffany, 'Colonel Mordaunt's Cock Match at Lucknow'.
For Mordaunt's Cock Match see ref. 25081.
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