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Ruins of the citadel in Pondicherry after the attack by the British; McClean shown sketching in the foreground. 8 September 1762

Ruins of the citadel in Pondicherry after the attack by the British; McClean shown sketching in the foreground. 8 September 1762

Artist: McClean, John (d.1768)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1762

Shelfmark: WD1293

Item number: 1293

Length: 40

Width: 56.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Pen and ink and wash drawing by John McClean (d.1768) of the ruins of the citadel in Pondicherry after the attack by the British; McClean is shown sketching in the foreground, dated 8th September 1762. The image is inscribed on the front in ink: 'To the Honble George Pigot Esq. President of the Council & Governor of Fort St George, this view of the Ruins of the Citadel in Pondicherry is respectfully presented by John McClean, Practioner Engr. Sept 8th 1762'; also inscribed with topographical references. Pondicherry bad been besieged by the British during the Seven Years' War and had surrendered on 16 January 1761.

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