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View of Shevagunga from the road to Seringapatam.

View of Shevagunga from the road to Seringapatam.

Artist: Home, Robert (1752-1834)

Medium: Etching, with line-engraving

Date: 1794

Shelfmark: W2567(20)

Item number: W2567/20

Length: 12.7

Width: 19.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Etching with line-engraving of a view of Shevagunga from the road to Seringapatam by William Byrne (1743-1805) 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 20 of 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. Shevagunga was one of the hilltop forts between Bangalore and Seringapatam that suffered attack during this dispute. The conflict was concluded at Seringapatam in 1799.

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