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West Front Of Tippoo's Palace, Bangalore.

West Front Of Tippoo's Palace, Bangalore.

Artist: Hunter, James (d. 1792)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: X768/3(10)

Item number: 30010

Genre: Print

Plate ten in "Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore", based on a drawing by James Hunter. Tipu Sultan (1753 -1799) and his father Haidar Ali (c.1722 - 1782) were the Muslim rulers of Mysore who campaigned against the British in the Anglo-Mysore Wars of the late 18th Century. Their palace at Bangalore took ten years to build and was used as a summer retreat. It was a two-storeyed ornate wooden structure with pillars, arches and balconies flanked by gardens on either side. The eastern and western projecting balconies of the upper floor contained the seat from where Tipu conducted affairs of the state. An inscription on the wooden screen describes the palace as the 'Abode of Happiness'.

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