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South View of Sewan Droog - Colour Prints

DESCRIPTION

This view depicts the sight of Sewan droog from the south. The Pettah, or lower front, housed twenty British commanders and thirty men captured during the last battle. After a year of captivity in Bangalore, they were transferred to this location and stayed for about the same amount of time.
This is a copy of the etchings from John William Edy etched Colebrooke?s drawings, which were published as 'Twelve views of sites in the Kingdom of Mysore, the land of Tipu Sultan,from drawings taken on the spot? in London in 1794'. The set was enormously popular, resulting in multiple editions of the series.

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Artist Name

Colonel Robert Hyde Colebrooke

Width

560 mm - 22.05 inches

Height

430 mm - 16.93 inches

Edition

Open Edition

About the Artist

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hyde Colebrooke, the artist, was a surveyor in the Bengal Native Infantry from 1778 until his death in 1808. He made a series of pictures as part of his duty during the third Anglo-Mysore war. He depicted Seringapatam, Bangalore, and Mysore's hill forts. He is also credited with inspecting Lord Cornwallis' army's routes in 1791 and 1792.

Specifications

This is a high-quality fine reproduction of original rare etching, printed on enhanced matte archival paper with archival inks. The frames used are high quality synthetic wood box frames or Aluminium frames. The print is protected with either 2.00 mm float glass or acrylic sheet as selected. To make it sturdy, a special board is used for the rear panel and hangers are included on the rear panel.

About the Art form

Mysore etching is a metal engraving technique that developed in Mysore, India. It is a traditional craft that has been handed down from generation to generation of artisans. The procedure entails etching designs onto metal with a sharp instrument. To create a contrast between the metal and the ink, the designs are then filled with black ink.

Provenance

From the Prshant Lahoti Collection, part of Kalakriti Archives, Hyderabad. A private archive comprising of collection of historical maps, photographs, and popular prints of Indian Sub-continent.

Year

1804

Price

799
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