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A Mosque At Seringapatam.

A Mosque At Seringapatam.

Artist: Hunter, James (d. 1792)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: X768/3(4)

Item number: 30004

Length: 27.45

Width: 33.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Plate four from 'Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore' by James Hunter (d.1792). This aquatint is based on a picture by Hunter depicting a mosque at Srirangapattnam, Karnataka. This ancient fortress city (known by the British as Seringapatam) was the capital of the Muslim Rajas of Mysore, Haidar Ali (c.1722 - 1782) and his eldest son, Tipu Sultan (1753 -1799). It was located on an island in the Kaveri River approximately 9 miles from the city of Mysore and 75 miles from Bangalore. The name is derived from the ancient Hindu temple of Sri Ranganatha Swami which is located at the western end of the island. The city became the site of two of the most famous sieges of the Anglo-Mysore Wars, in 1792 and 1799.

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