Meru Dusk – Lesser Kudu
Robert Bateman Hand Signed Limited Edition Print 11.375 ” x 17″
Edition Size: 950
“In all of my African safaris, I had seen the lesser kudu only once before. Greater kudus, although more spectacular, are relatively easy to see, especially in southern Africa. The lesser kudu is a more subtle and delicate antelope which lives in dense, thorny scrub. It was the last evening in Meru National Park – the only place likely to produce a lesser kudu on this family safari. I had given up hope, but my son, John, said that he had a feeling in his bones that we would ‘score’;. He was right. As we came around the bend in the track, there he was – a male in his prime. As we gazed, awestruck, another male emerged from the bush to join him.
I have seldom seen such a lovely sight. The whole scene had a translucent quality because the kudus were all soft browns, greys and beiges, as were all the twigs of the background – everything was caught in this lovely, slanting light.” Robert Bateman
(From the original painting Meru Dusk – Lesser Kudu – 1998 – 12″ x 18″ Acrylic on Masonite)