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Ousoor in the Mysore

Ousoor in the Mysore

Artist and engraver: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1802

Shelfmark: X432/3(14)

Item number: plate 14

Genre: Print

Plate 14 from the third set of Thomas and William Daniells' 'Oriental Scenery.' Hosur was one of the forts established by Tipu Sultan in the dry rocky country southwards from Bangalore for his military campaigns into the Tamil country, as it commanded the route down from Bangalore to the plains. Its capture by Cornwallis in 1791, the year before the visit of the Daniells, was of great srategic signficance. The Daniells rode out from the fort up to the temples on the nearby hill, and this view shows the fort in the distance, with the small temple on the left dedicated to Siva as Cudanathesvara, and a choultry or travellers' resthouse on the right, where the sepoys who accompanied the Daniells up from the fort rest in the shade.

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