South East View of Ooliadroog.
Artist: Home, Robert (1752-1834)
Medium: Ink wash on paper
Ink wash on paper of the south east view of Ooliadroog by Robert Home (1752-1834) in 1792. The image is one of a series of 22 loose drawings completed by Home when he accompanied the British army under Cornwallis during the 3rd Mysore War 1791-1792. Notes accompanying this view read: 'South East View of Ooliadroog.'
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. Ooliadroog, a hilltop fort situated between Bangalore and Seringapatam, changed hands several times in this time.