South west view of Outradroog.
Artist: Home, Robert (1752-1834)
Medium: Etching, with line-engraving
Etched line-engraving of the south west view of Outradroog 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 14 from Robert Home's 'Select Views in Mysore, the country of Tippoo Sultan' published in London in 1794.
In the late 18th century, the Mysore 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. Outradroog, a hilltop fort situated between Bangalore and Seringapatam, surrendered to the British in December 1791. The Fort was then used as a general hospital and a storehouse.