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South West of Ootra Durgam - Colour Prints

South West of Ootra Durgam - Colour Prints


Ootra Durgam is one of the many strongholds situated throughout the Mysore countryside, where a few determined soldiers can stand up to an army. Colonel Stuart and his detachment were ordered to this location immediately after the capture of Sewan doorg. On the 23rd of December, he camped near it and, after reconnoitring, devised his plan of attack, which was to escalade and take possession of the Pettah first, because the defences on the hill could not be easily battered from any other direction.
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


560 mm - 22.05 inches

Width Range

Less than 610 mm - 24 inches,610 mm - 24 inches to 1220 mm - 48 inches


430 mm - 16.93 inches

Height Range

Less than 610 mm - 24 inches


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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.


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.


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.






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