The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 27, 2024

Dead Leopard

Dead Leopard

c. 1880s–90s
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.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

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.
  • (Bruno Tartarin, Photovintagefrance, Lorraine, France)
    September 4, 2018
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2018.224