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Album page - Royal Hunts

Royal Hunts

  • Object:

    Album page

  • Place of origin:

    Faizabad (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1774 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A hunt in the park at Faizabad by the Emperor Shah Alam II (now reigning). The emperor on an elephant, his nobles and Col. Gentil on horseback, hunting black buck with cheetahs.

Place of Origin

Faizabad (made)


ca. 1774 (made)



Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with notes relating to the illustrations and a list of contents giving Gentil's title and a brief description for each folio. Inscribed inside front cover.


Length: 37 cm, Width: 53.5 cm

Descriptive line

Gentil; Manuscripts, Col J B J Gentil, Faizabad, ca. 1774. Page number 8. A hunt in the park at Faizabad by the Emperor Shah Alam II (on elephant), others on horseback. The text on the back of this page relates to the next image, IS.25:9-1980.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Archer, Mildred. Company Paintings Indian Paintings of the British period
Victoria and Albert Museum Indian Series London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Maplin Publishing, 1992 119 p. ISBN 0944142303



Subjects depicted

Nobles; Emperor; Elephant; Cheetahs; Hunting


Indian Company Paintings


South & South East Asia Collection

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