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The Square And Entrance Into Tippoo's Palace, Bangalore.

The Square And Entrance Into Tippoo's Palace, Bangalore.

Artist: Hunter, James (d. 1792)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: X768/3(12)

Item number: 30012

Genre: Print

Plate twelve from 'Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore' by James Hunter. This aquatint is based on an original composition by James Hunter (d.1792), and shows the square in front of the entrance to Tipu Sultan's palace at Bangalore. A group of sepoys are seen standing in front of the palace. Tipu Sultan (1753 -1799) and his father Haidar Ali (c.1722 - 1782) ruled the Kingdon of Mysore in the Eighteenth Century, and waged four wars against the British, known as the Anglo-Mysore Wars, in the late 18th Century. The palace at Bangalore took ten years to build and was used as a summer retreat. An inscription on a wooden screen describes the palace as the 'Abode of Happiness'.

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