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Hyder's tomb in the Loll Baug Gardens.

Hyder's tomb in the Loll Baug Gardens.

Artist: Home, Robert (1752-1834)

Medium: Etching, with line-engraving

Date: 1794

Shelfmark: W2567(29)

Item number: W2567/29

Length: 12

Width: 20.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Etching with line-engraving of a view of Haidar Ali's Tomb in the Lal Bagh Gardens in Seringapatam by Hawksworth 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 29 of Robert Home's 'Select Views in Mysore, the country of Tippoo Sultan' published in London in 1794.

Seringapatam, situated close to Mysore, is an island fortress surrounded Kaveri River. 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. Seringapatam was the site of the two most famous sieges in this conflict in 1792 and 1799. Haidar Ali's Tomb is located in the southeastern part of the island.

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