This hill fort is located on the high road between Bnagalore and Seringapatam, some 26 miles south of Bnagalore. The fortifications are vast, but Ramgherry is no match for Nandy Droog or Sewan Droog in terms of strength. The surrounding countryside is unusually wild, with rocks and huge thickets inhabited by tygers and other creatures. The earth has a lot of iron, which they use to make numerous weapons and battle equipment. A gigantic machine has been built to bore up to fifty musket barrels at once. Ramgherry was once owned by a Polygar named Kempy Gowr and was stolen from him by a Rajah of Mysore at the turn of the century.
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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Colonel Robert Hyde Colebrooke
560 mm - 22.05 inches
Less than 610 mm - 24 inches,610 mm - 24 inches to 1220 mm - 48 inches
430 mm - 16.93 inches
Less than 610 mm - 24 inches
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.