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Capturing elephants in Ceylon. c.1825. Military officers supervising the rounding up of elephants

Capturing elephants in Ceylon. c.1825.  Military officers supervising the rounding up of elephants

Artist: Anonymous

Medium: Watercolour with pen and ink

Date: 1825

Shelfmark: WD2096

Item number: 2096

Length: 21.3

Width: 45.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

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.

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