Elephant with a howdah (top left), An Arab on Horseback (bottom left), An Afghan on Horseback (top right), An Elephant with its young (bottom right)
Author: Metcalfe, Sir Thomas Theophilus (1795-1853)
Medium: Ink and colours on paper
[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as other contemporary material, with an accompanying manuscript text written by Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe (1795-1853), the Governor-General’s Agent at the imperial court. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and of the National Art-Collections Fund.]
[Elephant with a howdah.]
Inscribed: naqsha-i fil gadi bardar.
Elephant with Native Seat.
[An Arab horseman.]
Inscribed: savar-i ‘arabi.
[An Afghan horseman.]
Inscribed: savar-i kabuli.
A Native of Cabul.
[An elephant with its young.]
Inscribed: naqsha-i fil va bachcha.