Dead Leopard

Dead Leopard

c. 1880s-1890s

Albumen print

Image: 13.1 x 18.4 cm (5 3/16 x 7 1/4 in.); Paper: 15.1 x 20.2 cm (5 15/16 x 7 15/16 in.); Mounted: 16.1 x 21.3 cm (6 5/16 x 8 3/8 in.)

Purchase from the Karl B. Goldfield Trust 2018.224

Fun Fact

While the Indian leopard is now a vulnerable species, 19th-century hunters would not have worried about sustaining its population.

Description

Elaborate big game hunts were a prestigious pastime for the Indians and colonials under the British Raj. This trophy has been laid out for the camera so that its sharp teeth and long tail are visible.

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph
Medium: 
Albumen print

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