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The Royal Artillery Encampment, Arcot.

The Royal Artillery Encampment, Arcot.

Artist: Hunter, James (d. 1792)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: X768/3(21)

Item number: 30021

Genre: Print

Plate twenty one in 'Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore' by James Hunter (d.1792). This aquaint, which is based on an original composition by Hunter, shows a British encampment in the town of Arcot, Tamil Nadu. In the Eighteenth Century it was the capital of the Nawabs of Arcot. Today, virtually nothing remains of the original Eighteenth Century city. Robert Clive (also known as 'Clive of India') distingushed himself in battle when he captured Arcot Fort in 1751.

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