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A Keeper Trying To Restrain an Elephant [recto]
Two Studies of a Tiger [verso]
c. 1570–1580
Painting on paper, laid down on green album page [recto], laid down on brown album page [verso]
Sheet (.A, Elephant): 8 1/4 × 5 15/16 in. (21 × 15.1 cm) Sheet (.B, Tiger): 8 9/16 × 6 in. (21.7 × 15.2 cm) Mount: 14 × 10 7/8 in. (35.6 × 27.6 cm)
Credit Line

Museum purchase funded by the Brown Foundation Accessions Endowment Fund, the Friends of Asian Art Fund, Sushila and Durga Agrawal, Barbara E. Butler, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Likhari, Mr. and Mrs. Pershant Mehta, Mr. and Mrs. J. Hugh Roff, Jr., and Dr. Ellen R. Gritz and Mr. Milton D. Rosenau, Jr., and by The Green Tree Fund in honor of Christine Starkman

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number

The painting was initially in the Mewar Royal Collection before entering the Collection of Dr. Svetoslav Roerich (October 23, 1904, Saint Petersburg – January 30, 1993, Bangalore) where it remained until the the late 1960s. It was in a private European collection through the mid-1970s, after which it was acquired by an American collector. It was offered by the dealer Francesca Galloway and offered to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in September 2013.