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The army of Lord Comwallis, encamped near Bangalore (Mysore). 29 April 1792

The army of Lord Comwallis, encamped near Bangalore (Mysore).  29 April 1792

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840), and Daniell, William (1769-1837

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1792

Shelfmark: WD217

Item number: 217

Length: 37.8

Width: 55.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil sketch showing the army of Lord Cornwallis, encamped near Bangalore by Thomas (1749-1840) and William Daniell (1769-1837), 29 April 1792. Inscribed on the front in pencil is; 'The Encampment of Ld. Cornwallis at 5 miles E of Bangalore on 29' 'Apl 1792. Composed of abt 40,000, extent 4 miles long'; on the back in ink: '228. Grand Army near Bangalore'; in pencil: 'No. 20.'

At the time that this drawing was completed, peace had been made by the British with Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore, in March 1792 and the British army was now in occupation of Bangalore. The Daniells encountered a detachment of the troops with guns and wounded.

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