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North View of Peddinaig Droogum.

North View of Peddinaig Droogum.

Artist: Home, Robert (1752-1834)

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1792

Shelfmark: WD3775(4)

Item number: 4

Length: 28.2

Width: 45.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Wash drawing of the fort of Peddinaig Droogum by Robert Home (1752-1834) in 1792. It is one of a series comprising 22 loose drawings together with a map and three plans completed by Home when he accompanied the British army under Cornwallis during the 3rd Mysore War 1791-1792.

The fort at Peddi Naig Droogam was situated at the head of a pass through the Eastern Ghats between Amboor and Vencatighery. British troops cleared the pass in March 1791 so that reinforcements could be provided to Lord Cornwallis.

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