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Distant View of Savendroog. Two days march from Bangalore.

Distant View of Savendroog.  Two days march from Bangalore.

Artist: Home, Robert (1752-1834)

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1792

Shelfmark: WD3775(13)

Item number: 377513

Length: 29.6

Width: 47.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Wash showing the fortress at Savendroog by Robert Home (1752-1834) in 1792. This is one of a series of 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. Notes accompanying this view read: 'No Place mentioned. Distant View of Savendroog. Two days march from Bangalore.'

Savendroog near Bangalore comprises of an enormous mass of granite cleft in two. The fort was erected in 1543 by Samanta Raya. In 1791, Savendroog was successfully stormed by British forces under Cornwallis.

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