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A View Of Ouscottah, From An Eadgah [with Sepoys].

A View Of Ouscottah, From An Eadgah [with Sepoys].

Artist: Hunter, James (d. 1792)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: X768/3(26)

Item number: 30026

Genre: Print

Plate twenty six from 'Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore' by James Hunter. This aquatint is based on a picture by Hunter depicting a mosque with sepoys and muslims standing in the foreground. During the latter half of the 18th Century, large areas of southern India were controlled by the kings of Mysore, Haider Ali Khan (c.1722 - 1782) and his son, Tipu Sultan (1753 -1799). The bBritish waged four wars aagainst the Rajas of Mysore in the late Eighteenth Century. Hunter served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery and his sketches portrayed aspects of military and everyday life.

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