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View of Sautgarh (Mysore). Between 1790 and 1792

View of Sautgarh (Mysore).  Between 1790 and 1792

Artist: Allan, Sir Alexander, 1st Baronet (1764-1820)

Medium: Watercolour with pen and ink

Date: 1791

Shelfmark: WD109

Item number: 109

Length: 290

Width: 460

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pen-and-ink and water-colour drawing of Sautgarh, Karnataka by Sir Alexander Allan, 1st Baronet (1764-1820) completed sometime between 1790 and 1792. Inscribed on the back in ink is: 'Sautgur.' This is one of four drawings of hill forts in South India made in a similar style by Alexander Allan. Allan served in the 3rd and 13th Madras Native Infantry from 1780 to 1804. He took part in the Third (1790-92) and Fourth (1799) Mysore Wars. Allan was sent to the palace of Tipu Sultan with a flag of truce at the siege of Seringapatam in 1799.

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