Press Release – 13 December 2016
Bring a piece of iconic hunting history into your home with one of the limited edition Jim Corbett prints, produced by London gunmaker John Rigby & Co.
Each of the three striking prints depicts revered conservationist and hunter, Jim Corbett, highlighting his most renowned memoirs.
The first print shows Corbett facing the dreaded man-eating tigress of Champawat, who to this day holds the record for the highest number of human deaths at 436. Corbett was presented with the .275 Rigby hunting rifle, which is shown in prints two and three, as a means of saying thank you for his brave action dispatching the tigress.
The second print sees Corbett brandishing his .275 Rigby rifle at another terrifying man-eating tiger, this time in Chowgarh. In the third print, Corbett is readying the rifle to dispatch the formidable man-eating leopard in Rudraprayag.
The three distinct prints, are taken from original oil paintings by renowned wildlife and hunting artist, David Southgate. Southgate has been a great fan of Corbett since he was a young boy and was thrilled to accompany Marc Newton, managing director at Rigby, and other writers and hunters on a trip to tour Corbett’s rifle in India earlier this year.
The trip took in visits to some of the most memorable places in Corbett’s life, including some of the locations depicted in the prints. Each of the prints are A3 in size and will be numbered and signed by the artist.
Each print is £115.