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Plan of Ootradroog taken by the English Army under the Command of the Rt. Honble Earl Cornwallis KG etc. etc. etc. December 24 1792.

Plan of Ootradroog taken by the English Army under the Command of the Rt. Honble Earl Cornwallis KG etc. etc. etc.  December 24 1792.

Artist: Home, Robert (1752-1834)

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1792

Shelfmark: WD3775(25)

Item number: 25

Length: 52.5

Width: 37.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour with pen and ink of a plan of the fortress at Outradrug by Robert Home (1752-1834) in 1792. It is one of a series comprising of 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. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Plan of Ootradroog taken by the English Army under the Command of the Rt. Honble Earl Cornwallis KG etc.' 'December 24 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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