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Title

Killed

circa 1872


Artist

Willoughby Wallace Hooper

1837 - 1912


About

Willoughby Wallace Hooper (1837-1912) was a keen amateur photographer and held a position in the Secretary's Department, East India House. In 1958, he was commissioned to the 7th Madras Light Cavalry and later seconded from his military duties to photograph a series of ethnographical images in the central provinces of India which were circulated in India and Europe via collectors, albums, postcards and publications such as 'The People of India' (1868-75). This photograph made for an English audience is part of series of 12 entitled ‘Tiger Shooting’ in which dead and stuffed tigers were used to dramatic effect to stage the scene of a fictionalised tiger hunt.


Details


Other Title

Dead Tiger


Place where the work was made

India


Date

circa 1872


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

albumen silver print mounted on card


Dimensions

18.7 x 22.5 cm image; 21.8 x 25.5 cm sheet (irreg.)


Credit

Gift of Jim Masselos 2011


Location

Not on display


Accession number

373.2011


Artist information

Willoughby Wallace Hooper

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
India

Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Zahid R. Chaudhary, Afterimage of empire, Minneapolis, 164 (illus.).

Sonal Khullar, Worldly affiliations, Oakland, 2015, 187 (colour illus.).