An original page from an issue of The Illustrated London News dated 1857.The full page comprises two prints from engravings individually entitled, the first: Elephant with State Howdeay at Baroda. From a drawing by Mr W Carpenter Jnr. showing s magnificently caparisoned elephant with trimmed tusks and the Mahout or Mahoot seated on the elephant in front of the Howdah - which was a state carriage kind of structure used for carrying important figures at ceremonial occasions .
The second is entitled Elephant Belonging to the Rajah of Bhurtpore and is from a drawing by W. Carpenter Jun. showing what is probably the same elepant as above, but 'undressed', and at ease.
Provenance: The Illustrated London News 1857. Publisher Herbert Ingram. London.
The page measures overall approximately 400 x 275 mm (16 x 10.75 "). There is age yellowing with some spotting - please check the picture for condition. There are unrelated articles on the reverse of the page. This item will be packaged in a tube .