A colonel in the British Army, Willoughby Wallace Hooper photographed his surroundings extensively during his time in India. The prints in this album document the preparations and successful aftermath of an organized trophy hunt. Here a recently slain tiger has been arranged on a rock as if it were resting peacefully, while a number of men spy their intended prize from various locations in the background. Such staged scenes satisfied the eager market for images of exotic creatures and locales.


  • Title: Untitled
  • Creator: Willoughby Wallace Hooper
  • Date Created: about 1870
  • Location Created: India
  • Physical Dimensions: 20 × 22.9 cm (7 7/8 × 9 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XO.823.6.9
  • Culture: English
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Willoughby Wallace Hooper (English, 1837 - 1912)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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