The capital of Tippoo Sultan's empire and the kingdom of Mysore is Seringapatam. It is located east of Greenwich at latitude 12�25? 40?? and longitude 76�34? 30?? on a river Cauvery island. It may be considered a stronghold because it is a fortified town, although it is not as large or luxurious as many cities in Hindostan. Hyder Aly and Tippoo Sultan have significantly improved and expanded the fortifications. The fort is by far at its strongest on the east side, which is protected by a double wall, two ditches, and other defensive features.
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
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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.