Colonel Mordaunt's Cock Match
Richard Earlom, English, 1743 - 1822. After a painting of c. 1786-1790 by Johann Joseph Zoffany, British (born Germany), 1733 - 1810.
This narrative portrait depicts a contest between fighting cocks owned by Colonel Mordaunt and the Nawab Wazir of Oudh, Asaf-ud-daula, who are seen facing each other with outstretched arms. The scene includes not just the leading British residents of Lucknow, India, but also a throng of Indian musicians, dancing girls, and curious bystanders.