Destroying Chunee the Elephant on 2 March 1826, London
The print was probably made some time between 1826 and 1829. Chunee the elephant had been exhibited in London for many years before becoming aggressive. The manner of his death was widely reported. This print is hand dated 1829 and it may well have been purchased at the time that Chunee’s skeleton was exhibited at the Egyptian Hall, see Ref. no. N1983. This is one of the items contained in a wooden box of 19th century ephemera, mainly relating to the Egyptian Hall. To view all the items from the box, click on View Details and then the Key Phrase ‘Wooden box items’.