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Seerhuttee. The Palace. [Sirhatti.]

Seerhuttee. The Palace. [Sirhatti.]

Photographer: Pigou, William Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1857

Shelfmark: Photo 965/1(87)

Item number: 965187

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the palace at Sirhatti in Karnataka, taken by William Henry Pigou in c.1857. General view of the palace, ten miles north-east of Lakshmeshwar. Pigou, from the Bombay medical service, replaced army officer Thomas Biggs in 1856 as the official government photographer to the Bombay Presidency. He made an extensive tour of Dharwar and Mysore, documenting architecture and inscriptions. His work ended soon in 1858, with his death in Poona at the young age of 41.

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