On the Road to the Kheddah
Dimensions: composition: 6 15/16 × 4 13/16 in. (17.6 × 12.2 cm)
sheet: 11 15/16 × 9 1/2 in. (30.3 × 24.1 cm)
Illustration Citation: "The Capture of Wild Elephants in Mysore," by Richard Caton Woodville, II, in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, July 1892
Credit Line: Transfer from the Helen Farr Sloan Library, 2005
Gift of Mrs. John Van Brunt, Jr., 1969
About: Like many of his fellow-members of the Society of American Wood Engravers, Albert Mumford Lindsay engraved other artists' paintings and illustrations for reproduction and then exhibited the prints as examples of the printmaking art. The catalogue of such an exhibition in Boston in 1890 lists Lindsay's engravings of works by seven artists, including the Western specialist Frederic Remington.
In his article, author and illustrator Richard Caton Woodville centered on the 1889 visit of England's Prince Albert and his royal retinue to witness the capture of Indian elephants (primarily to be sold) by way of a keddah, or enclosed trap. Here Indian women watch the British male expedition go by.
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