Colonel Mordaunt's Cock Match

Richard Earlom, English, 1743 - 1822. After a painting by Johann Joseph Zoffany, British (born Germany), 1733 - 1810.

Geography:
Made in London, England, Europe

Date:
1792

Medium:
Mezzotint

Dimensions:
Plate: 20 7/8 x 27 inches (53 x 68.6 cm) Sheet: 22 5/8 x 28 3/4 inches (57.5 x 73 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1986-26-397

Credit Line:
The Henry P. McIlhenny Collection in memory of Frances P. McIlhenny, 1986

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Label:
This narrative portrait depicts a contest between fighting cocks owned by Colonel Mordaunt and the Nawab Wazir of Oudh, Asaf-ud-daula, who are seen facing each other with outstretched arms. The scene includes not just the leading British residents of Lucknow, India, but also a throng of Indian musicians, dancing girls, and curious bystanders.