Artist: Home, Robert (1752-1834)
Medium: Ink wash on paper
Ink wash of Hindu temples at Maugree 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.
Maugree (Magadi) is situated in Karnataka near to Savandurga. In the 17th century, the Vijayanagar Chief, Kempe Gowda II made Magadi his capital and built a palace, a mud fort and the temples on the western side of the town.
In Robert Home's 'Select Views in Mysore, the country of Tippoo Sultan' published in London in 1794 he described the Hindu temples at Maugree as: 'Lofty and of elegant structure, they are built on an eminence, commanding a fine prospect of the country around...In them are depicted under a variety of allegorical forms the hindu deities; particularly the god Vishnu'.