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North View of Ramgaree

North View of Ramgaree

Artist: Home, Robert (1752-1834)

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1792

Shelfmark: WD3775(21)

Item number: 21

Length: 36.3

Width: 54.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Ink wash on paper of a north view Ramgaree 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. Situated on the road between Bangalore and Seringapatam, the fortress of Ramgaree was successfully attacked and taken by the British in December 1791.

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