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Tippoo Sultan. From An Original Picture In The Possession of the Marquis Wellesley.

Tippoo Sultan. From An Original Picture In The Possession of the Marquis Wellesley.

Artist: Orme, Edward (1774 - c.1822)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1805

Shelfmark: X768/3(1)

Item number: 30001

Length: 23.9

Width: 18.55

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Plate one from 'Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore' by James Hunter showing a portrait of Tipu Sultan (1753 -1799), the Muslim king of Mysore who waged war against the British during the late 18th Century. According to Hunter, this picture is based on a portrait which was owned by Richard Colley Wellsley (1760-1842). In 1799, during the Fourth Mysore War, Wellesley was the Governor General of India. Tipu Sultan died during this battle while defeding his capital at Srirangapattnam.

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