A View of the Fort of Bidjegur(019XZZ000000307U00010000)
Artist: Hodges, William (1744-1797)
Medium: Aquatint with etching, coloured
This is plate 10 from William Hodges' book 'Select Views in India'. In 1781 Hodges was sent by his patron, Warren Hastings, to witness the siege of Bijaigarh by Major Popham. Hodges made sketches while he was there. At this time, Indian rebel Raja Chait Singh had wrested control of the fort from the British. Popham's siege was a success, although Chait Singh managed to escape to Gwalior.