Capturing elephants in Ceylon. c.1825. Military officers supervising the rounding up of elephants
Medium: Watercolour with pen and ink
Pen and ink drawing with watercolour of the capturing of elephants in Sri Lanka, by an anonymous artist working in the British school, dated c.1825.
This image shows military officers supervising the rounding up of the elephants from an elevated covered platform. Below them stands a headman or local landlord with his attendants carrying palm-leaf fans; the insignia of his status. Villagers and military officers stand in the foreground watching the event.