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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.202.177
People
Unknown Artist
Title
A Hunt with Trained Cheetahs
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
late 18th century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Kota
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/217487
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink and watercolor over traces of charcoal on off-white laid paper; Rajput Style, Kota School
Dimensions
18 x 32 cm (7 1/16 x 12 5/8 in.)
Provenance
Stuart Cary Welch (by 1983 - 2008,) by descent; to his estate (2008-2009,) gift; to Harvard Art Museum.

Notes:
Object was part of long-term loan to Museum in 1983.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Stuart Cary Welch Collection, Gift of Edith I. Welch in memory of Stuart Cary Welch
Accession Year
2009
Object Number
2009.202.177
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The drawing seems to depict a continuous narrative that features a trained cheetah pursuing a herd of gazelle. On the left the feline is shown sitting and then leaping off a carriage, followed by chasing and killing a gazelle. The top left corner shows two male figures that appear to be in conversation. Rajput style, Kota school.
Publication History

Stuart Cary Welch, Indian Drawings and Painted Sketches , exh. cat., Asia Society Museum (Washington, D.C, 1976), Page 106/Figure 58

Stuart Cary Welch and Kim Masteller, From Mind, Heart, and Hand: Persian, Turkish, and Indian Drawings from the Stuart Cary Welch Collection, exh. cat., Yale University Press (New Haven, 2004), pp.178-179, no. 62

Exhibition History

Linear Graces ... and Disgraces: Part II, Drawings from the Courts of Persia, Turkey, and India, 15th-19th Centuries, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/26/1994 - 03/05/1995

From Mind, Heart, and Hand: Persian, Turkish, and Indian Drawings from SCWelch, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/19/2005 - 06/02/2005

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