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East view of Chenapatam.

East view of Chenapatam.

Artist: Home, Robert (1752-1834)

Medium: Etching, with line-engraving

Date: 1794

Shelfmark: W2567(16)

Item number: W2567/16

Length: 13.2

Width: 22.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Etching with line-engraving of an east view of Chenapatam 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 16 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. Chenapatam is a hilltop fort situated between Bangalore and Seringapatam. In 1790, Tipu Sultan dismantled the fort and removed his guns and stores to neighbouring Ramgurry.

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