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ZOFFANY, Johann.

Embassy of Hyderbeck to Calcutta.

Stock Code
104700
London, Laurie & Whittle, 1800
£4,500

'An Embassy despatched in 1788 by the Nawab of Oudh, travelled in a huge convoy to meet Lord Cornwallis in Calcutta. Zoffany left Lucknow on horseback about two weeks after and, on catching it up, apparently witnessed some such scene as depicted here. The Ambassador and his entourage are barely visible in the distance and simply lend a title to the composition of a frenzied elephant' (Snelgrove).

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Description

Mezzotint 515 x 674 mm, cut to image on top and sides, engraved by Richard Earlom, laid down on thick paper.
Framed and glazed, overall size:

Bibliography

Archer, Indian and British Portraiture, pp 168-173; Snelgrove/ Mellon 4, p2112,( 3).

Stock ID:104700

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