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
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.