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South east view of Oliahdroog.

South east view of Oliahdroog.

Artist: Home, Robert (1752-1834)

Medium: Etching, with line-engraving

Date: 1794

Shelfmark: W2567(18)

Item number: W2567/18

Length: 12.7

Width: 22.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Etched line-engraving of the south east view of Oliahdroog 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 18 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. Oliahdroog, a hilltop fort situated between Bangalore and Seringapatam, changed hands several times in this time.

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