Print edition : May 3, 2013
Stuff of legends
Alkazi Collection of Photography
'Their Excellencies Lord and Lady Curzon with the first day's Bag' from the Album ‘Souvenir of the Visit of their Excellencies Lord and Lady Curzon to Hyderabad, Deccan’. Photo taken by Deen Dayal & Sons, 1902.
Van Ingen & Van Ingen of Mysore were the master taxidermists of colonial India at a time when hunting was a thriving sport, and their work was prized and sought after around the world. With the death of Edwin Joubert Van Ingen in March 2013, a fascinating saga has come to a close. By VIKHAR AHMED SAYEED