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View of the Pettah Gateway where Colonel Moorhouse fell.

View of the Pettah Gateway where Colonel Moorhouse fell.

Artist: Home, Robert (1752-1834)

Medium: Etching, with line-engraving

Date: 1794

Shelfmark: W2567(3)

Item number: W2567/3

Length: 13.5

Width: 19.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Etching with line-engraving of a view of the Pettah Gateway by James Fittler (1758-1835) after sketches Robert Home (1752-1834) had made when he had accompanied the troops in Lord Cornwallis's campaign against Tipu Sultan in 1792. Plate 3 from Robert Home's 'Select Views in Mysore, the country of Tippoo Sultan' published in London in 1794.

Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, was founded by the Hindu ruler Kempe Gowda in the 16th century. When Robert Home visited the area, the forces of Tipu Sultan (r.1782-1799) were engaged in fighting against the British in the Third Mysore War. The Fort of Bangalore was captured in 1791. Today, only the Delhi Gate survives.

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