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View from the Mess House of Poonamallee Fort

View from the Mess House of Poonamallee Fort

Artist: unknown

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1810

Shelfmark: WD1612

Item number: 1612

Length: 20.8

Width: 33.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Painting

Water-colour painting of a view from the Mess House of Poonamallee Fort by an unknown artist, dated to circa 1810. Inscribed on the front in pencil is: 'Poonamallee Fort from the Mess House.' Poonamallee, near Chennai (Madras) in Tamil Nadu, was formally a garrison town for the British Army containing a hospital and ordnance depot. The fort shown here is heavily fortified with battered high masonry walls and round projecting bastions.

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