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View of a Mysore hill fort. Between 1790 and 1792

View of a Mysore hill fort.  Between 1790 and 1792

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

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1791

Shelfmark: WD110

Item number: 110

Length: 354

Width: 494

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Unfinished pencil and wash drawing of a hill fort in Karnataka in South India by Sir Alexander Allan, 1st Baronet (1764-1820) sometime between 1790 and 1792.

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. At the siege of Seringapatam in 1799, Allan was sent to the palace of Tipu Sultan with a flag of truce.

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