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South View of Ootradroog.

South View of Ootradroog.

Artist: Home, Robert (1752-1834)

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1792

Shelfmark: WD3775(18)

Item number: 18

Length: 30.8

Width: 54

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Wash drawing of a south view of Ootradroog 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 Anglo-Mysore Wars of the late 18th century were fought between the British and the Mysore rulers Haidar Ali (r.1761-1782) and his son Tipu Sultan (r.1782-1799) over the control of Southern India. The fort of Outradroog is situated between Bangalore and Seringapatam. After it surrendered to the British in December 1791, the fort was used as a general hospital and a storehouse.

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