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Waiting for tiger at Gai Ghat near Robertsganj, Mirzapur district (U.P.). 27 December 1868

Waiting for tiger at Gai Ghat near Robertsganj, Mirzapur district (U.P.). 27 December 1868

Artist: Leighton, Stanley (1837-1901)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: WD288

Item number: 5

Length: 13.6

Width: 10

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing showing a tiger hunt at Gai Ghat near Robertsganj, Mirzapur district (Uttar Pradesh.), 27 December 1868. Inscribed on the front in pencil is: 'Waiting for tiger. Sunday 27 Dec. 1868. S.L. Gye Ghaut nr Robert's Gunge. Mirzapore.'

Stanley Leighton practised as a barrister from 1861 to 1867 and became Conservative Member of Parliament for North Shropshire in 1876. He visited India with a friend, Louis Buxton, from December 1867 to 1869 while making a long tour of the empire. After touring Mumbai, Ceylon and Calcutta he travelled across northern India to Simla. A visit to Rajputana and Central India followed, ending with a Christmas shoot at Mirzapur when this sketch was made.

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