View of the burial ground at Bangalore.
Artist: Home, Robert (1752-1834)
Medium: Etching, with line-engraving
Etching with line-engraving of a view of the burial ground at Bangalore 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 8 of Robert Home's 'Select Views in Mysore, the country of Tippoo Sultan' published in London in 1794.
Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, was founded in the 16th century by the Hindu ruler Kempe Gowda. By the late 18th century, the town was ruled by Haidar Ali (r.1761-1782) and his son Tipu Sultan (r.1782-1799) who fought numerous wars against the British over the control of Southern India. The fort at Bangalore was captured by the British in 1791. According to Robert Home these 'elegant monuments, [were] erected in the cemetery, to the memory of the officers who fell at the taking of the fortress and in its vicinity.'