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South view of Bangalore, one mile and a half distant on the road to Seringapatam.

South view of Bangalore, one mile and a half distant on the road to Seringapatam.

Artist: Home, Robert (1752-1834)

Medium: Etching, with line-engraving

Date: 1794

Shelfmark: W2567(7)

Item number: W2567/7

Length: 13.5

Width: 19.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Etching with line-engraving of a south view of Bangalore on the road to Seringapatam 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 7 from Robert Home's 'Select Views in Mysore, the country of Tippoo Sultan' published in London in 1794.

In the late 18th century, the Muslim rulers Haidar Ali (r.1761-1782) and his son Tipu Sultan (r.1782-1799) fought numerous wars against the British over the control of Southern India. The Fort at Bangalore was captured by the British in 1791. Eight years later, the conflict was concluded in favour of the British at Seringapatam where Tipu Sultan died. This view shows the remains of a temple structure on the road connecting the two towns.

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