Mirror of Literature, 7 (1826), 145–47.
Destruction of the Elephant at Exeter 'Change
Menageries, Animal Behaviour, Veterinary Science, Pharmaceuticals, Anatomy, Cruelty, Illustration
Joshua Brookes , William Clift
The article gives a detailed account of the history and the shooting of the celebrated elephant at Edward Cross's menagerie. A footnote observes: 'As a proof of the celerity with which works of art are now executed, we may state, that Mr. Limbird published a coloured print of the destruction of the elephant, from an actual drawing, in less than forty hours after the death of the animal' (147).
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