Text etched on metal plate taken from Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming, 1856 (1850) Chapter XI, Five Years of a Hunter’s Life in the Far Interior of South Africa. Volume 2
Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming, known as the ‘lion hunter,’ was a Scottish nobleman who hunted in South Africa between 1843-48. The story of his expeditions are recounted in his book Five Years of a Hunter’s Life in the Far Interior of South Africa (1850) in which he documented in graphic detail the violent killing of animals. His collection of hunting trophies was exhibited at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851.