A View of the South Side of the Fort of Gwalior(019XZZ000000307U00006000)
Artist: Hodges, William (1744-1797)
Medium: Aquatint with etching, coloured
This is plate 6 from William Hodges' book, 'Select Views in India'. Gwalior had been the capital of an influential state and was renowned for its huge fortress, built on a narrow and long rocky hill of sandstone. The fortress, with its impressive line of battlements and bastions, was considered impregnable until 1780, when a small group of British soldiers scaled the walls during the night and captured it.