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South East View of Ooliadroog.

South East View of Ooliadroog.

Artist: Home, Robert (1752-1834)

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1792

Shelfmark: WD3775(19)

Item number: 19

Length: 36.2

Width: 54

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

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.

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