Seringapatam got its name from a pagoda there that was built in honour of the god Serung or Seryrung and once belonged to a Polygar Rajah who left it in the care of his neighbour, the Polygar of Mysore, while he went on a pilgrimage to Ramisseram. Mysorean insisted on holding onto it upon his return. pretending that Seryrung had ordered him to keep the regime in place. For three hundred years, his family maintained dominion over this location while he retained possession of the land. His descendants, the Curtars of Rajahs, expanded their realm via conquest, and Seringapatam eventually became the centre of a vast empire that is today known as Mysore.
This annexed view was drawn from an island a little above the town, and is intended likewise to convey some idea of the river Cauvery, whose bed is full of rocks and stones.
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.