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Distant view of Savendroog.

Distant view of Savendroog.

Artist: Home, Robert (1752-1834)

Medium: Etching, with line-engraving

Date: 1794

Shelfmark: W2567(9)

Item number: W2567/9

Length: 13.4

Width: 19.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Etching with line-engraving of a distant view of Savendroog 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 9 of 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 the British over the control of Southern India. The hillfort at Savandrug near Bangalore comprises of an enormous mass of granite. In 1791, Savandrug was successfully stormed by British forces under Cornwallis.

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