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John Heaviside Clark
British (Scotland, ca. 1770 - 1836, Scotland) Primary

William-Samuel Howitt
British (Nottinghamshire, ca. 1765 - 1822, London) Painter

Captain Thomas George Williamson
British (1758-1759 - 1817, Paris) Author and artist

Published by
Edward Orme
British (1774 - ca. 1838) Publisher

Hunt in Africa with Two Hunters on Horses and One on an Elephant

Etching and aquatint with hand-coloring

6 3/8 in. x 9 1/2 in. (16.19 cm x 24.13 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: JNE.1135
Geography: Europe, Great Britain
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Etchings
Culture/Nationality: British
Collection: John N. Estabrook Collection

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword
This object has the following keywords:
  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Animalia - Kingdom containing multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
  • aquatints - Prints produced from designs created by the aquatint process, by which a printing plate is covered with a coating and etched with acid so as to create a range of tonal values, often combined with line work. The resulting print resembling a watercolor.
  • British - Refers to the culture of the modern nation of the United Kingdom. It also refers to the cultures of historical nations that had Great Britain as the central ruling power. For the culture of the ancient Britons, who were those tribes that spoke the Celtic (Brythonic) language, use "Ancient British."
  • equestrians - People who ride horses.
  • etchings - Prints made from an etched printing plate, which is a metal plate on which a design is made by coating the plate with an acid-resistant substance, creating a design in the coating, and then exposing the plate to acid, which etches the plate where the metal is exposed. For designs incised directly into a copper plate using a burin or graver, use "engravings (prints)."
  • Gazella - Genus containing about 12 species and more than 50 recognized forms of graceful antelopes found on open plains and semideserts from Mongolia westward to the Atlantic coast of North Africa and throughout eastern and central tropical Africa. Three members of the genus Procapra are also commonly referred to as gazelles.
  • genre
  • hand coloring - Applying color by a manual process.
  • hunters - Those who kill animals as a main occupation for sustenance, livlihood, or sport, to obtain food, material, or trophies.
  • hunting - The action or practice of chasing, and usually killing, game or other wild animals, for sustenance, profit, or sport.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • A Curious Group; a cabinet of curiosities Bryn Mawr College , Apr 4, 2014 – Jun 30, 2014

  • Plate Dimensions: 6 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. (16.193 x 24.13 cm)

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Carrie Robbins and Nathanael Roesch. A Curious Group. Bryn Mawr College. Bryn Mawr, PA, April 4–June 1, 2014
    Figure Number: Violence 18

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