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Hoolioor-droog

Hoolioor-droog

Artist: Allan, Sir Alexander (1764-1820)

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1794

Shelfmark: X378(3)

Item number: 3783

Length: 33.3

Width: 47.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

This uncoloured aquatint is taken from plate 3 of Captain Alexander Allan's 'Views in the Mysore Country'. Huliyurdurg is one of the many forts scattered around Bangalore ('durg' meaning fort). It is in the Tumkur district of Karnataka. Allan, describing the assault of this fort, wrote: "constructed on a small rock, but eminently strong, it has but one access, which is very steep, and so narrow as to admit one person at a time; in two places the rock is so abrupt that the path could not be continued, and here it can only be ascended by ladders." It surrendered to the British under Cornwallis in June 1791. There were plentiful herds of cattle in the fort and town to supply to the army.

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