Elephants tethered to trees on a river bank. 'Patelgunge April 12 1833'.
Artist: Phillips, Joseph Scott (1812-1884)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Pencil drawing of elephants tethered to trees on a river bank by Joseph Scott Phillips (1812-1884), dated 12th April 1833. This is from an album of drawings (46 folios) made in 1833 while Phillips was a supernumerary Second-Lieutenant at Dum Dum. They are mostly views, some covering a trip through the Sunderbans to Dacca, in pencil or water-colour, with a few removed, leaving inscriptions. Inscribed on the reverse of this drawing is: 'We stayed here two days having our boats luggowed (fastened) beneath the bank and our horses and Elephants standing under the Peepul Trees. This sketch was taken after a morning's hunt and the large Elephant was the fellow I had for sporting on. On the opposite bank is a village with all its gardens, boats etc.'