Samuel Howitt, Shooting Anecdote, India 2

Howitt, Samuel (1756 – Somers Town 1822). Shooting Anecdote, India 2. At the edge of the jungle the Bengal tiger has attacked the riding elephant and keeps grimly at its trunk. While both two indigenous riders – the driver with spear – keep cool, irrespective of his gun the incident seems not exactly to be to the liking of the white man. Aquatint by Henri Merke (Niederweningen, canton Zurich, c. 1760 – after 1820) in the original coloring. Inscribed: Howitt del. / Published & Sold Jany. 1st. 1813, by Edwd. Orme, Bond Street, London. / Merhe (sic!) sculpt., otherwise as above. 7⅛ × 9 in (18.2 × 22.7 cm).

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