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The Delhi Gate Of Bangalore

The Delhi Gate Of Bangalore

Artist: Hunter, James (d. 1792)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: X768/3(16)

Item number: 30016

Genre: Print

Plate sixteen from 'Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore' by James Hunter (d.1792). This aquatint is based on a composition by Hunter showing the north gate of the fort at Bangalore. Of the original dressed stone fort built by the king of mysore, Haidar Ali (c.1722-1782), in 1761, this is the only gate which still stands today. Inside this fort, Tipu Sultan (1753-1799), Haidar Ali's son and successor to the Mysore throne, built a palace. The British waged four wars against Tip and Haidar Ali. In March 1791 the fort at Bangalore was captured by the British.

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