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Colonel Mordaunt watching a cock fight at Lucknow, India, 1790. Artist: Johan Zoffany

Colonel Mordaunt watching a cock fight at Lucknow, India, 1790. Artist: Johan Zoffany


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Colonel Mordaunt watching a cock fight at Lucknow, India, 1790. Artist: Johan Zoffany

Colonel Mordaunt watching a cock fight at Lucknow, India, 1790. In an open-sided tent, East India Company officers and administrators sit and stand under a canopy. In the foreground two cocks with metal spurs fight, anxiously watched by attendants. Various members of the surrounding Indian crowd hold their fighting cocks in readiness for their turn. A group of women stand apart on the left with musicians behind them. This picture once belonged to Warren Hastings (1732-1818), the first Governor-General of India

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Colonel Mordaunt immerses himself in the vibrant spectacle of a cock fight at Lucknow, India in 1790. Johan Zoffany's masterful painting captures the essence of this popular sport during the height of British colonialism. Underneath a grand canopy, East India Company officers and administrators gather to witness the intense battle between two cocks equipped with metal spurs. As attendants anxiously watch over the fierce combatants, members of the Indian crowd eagerly await their turn, clutching their own fighting cocks ready for action. Onlookers are treated to a captivating scene as these majestic birds engage in an age-old contest of strength and agility. Intriguingly, a group of women stands apart from the main gathering, accompanied by musicians who provide melodic accompaniment to this thrilling event. The presence of these women adds an air of mystique and elegance to an otherwise testosterone-fueled atmosphere. This remarkable artwork once belonged to Warren Hastings, renowned as the first Governor-General of India. Through Zoffany's brushstrokes, we catch a glimpse into both British and Indian cultures intersecting within this unique form of entertainment. The vivid colors and meticulous attention to detail bring forth every aspect: from feathers ruffling with anticipation to expressions filled with excitement or trepidation. This print serves as a testament not only to artistic excellence but also highlights how sports can bridge cultural divides while reflecting upon historical moments that shaped our world.

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