Sports, Malta, Gymkhana
"A novel event in a Gymkhana: A Pig sticking competition"
Zincograph after the drawing by John Charlton. Sketch for zincograph by H. Helyar.
Published in London, 1901
A "Gymkhna" (the word is a composition of English: Gym and Hindi and other Indian languages - khan. The event is one of a social and sporting club which the British assumed in India. Here gymkhana is an equestrian fun game combining horsemanship and skill. The drawing of the pig was sliding up and down a wire, and the rider had to hit the moving pig drawing with his lance, while galloping for speed in the concourse. The event took place on the island of Malta.
Print is in very god condition. Reverse side has unrelated text and picture prints.
30.5 x 23 cm (ca. 12 x 9")