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South East Angle Of Osar [with Union Flag]

South East Angle Of Osar [with Union Flag]

Artist: Hunter, James (d. 1792)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: X768/3(31)

Item number: 30031

Genre: Print

Plate thirty one forom 'Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore' by James Hunter (d.1792). This aquatint is based on an original compostion by Hunter. It shows the fortified town of Hosur, which lies to the south east of Bangalore. Today Hosur is a rapidly growning industruial town which beneifts frombeing close to Bangalore. It held strategic importance to the Britihs during the Mysore Wars waged against Haider Ali Khan (c.1722 - 1782) and his son, Tipu Sultan (1753 -1799), in the late Eighteenth Century.

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