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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

Hunt of Newab Salabt Jang (1751-61), Soubadar of the Deccan, near Aurangabad in 1753. Gentil was present at this hunt for black buck with cheetahs. The tent is for the nawab and his ladies.

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 7. Hunt of Nawab Salabat Jang for black buck with cheetahs. The text on the back of this page relates to the next image, IS.25:8-1980.

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

Tent; Cheetahs; Ladies


Indian Company Paintings


South & South East Asia Collection

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