Waiting for tiger at Gai Ghat near Robertsganj, Mirzapur district (U.P.). 27 December 1868
Artist: Leighton, Stanley (1837-1901)
Medium: Pencil on paper
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.