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Aquatint - N.W. View of Seringapatam

N.W. View of Seringapatam

  • Object:

    Aquatint

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    April 1, 1793 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Edy, John William (engraved by)

  • Museum number:

    IS.263:1-1961

  • Gallery location:

    South Asia, Room 41, case 28B

Physical description

The landscape format print depicts the fortifications of Seringapatam from the North west, from the far side of the river Kavery. The main mosque and Sri Ranga temple of the city are visible at the centre of the fortifications, behind the walls. Soldiers carrying spears are visible in the foreground, standing or sitting between large boulders.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

April 1, 1793 (made)

Artist/maker

Edy, John William (engraved by)

Marks and inscriptions

Drawn on the spot by R. H. Colebrooke.
N.W. VIEW OF SERINGAPATAM
Engraved by J. W. Edy
London. Pub.d April 1, 1793 for the Proprietor by Mr. Thomson, No. 22 Great Mary le bone Street

Descriptive line

Aquatint, N.W. View of Seringapatam, engraved by John William Edy, printed in London, April 1, 1793

Labels and date

‘NORTH WEST VIEW OF SERINGAPATAM’
Aquatint
London
J.E. Edy after a drawing by R.H. Colebrooke
1793
IS.263:1-1961
Given by T.H. Creswell
Robert Hyde Colebrooke did this drawing while surveying the routes taken by the British army under Lord Cornwallis in 1791 and 1792. The main mosque and the Hindu temple are at
the centre of the composition, behind the fortifications. It is the Sri Ranga temple that gives the town its name Srirangapatnam (anglicised to Seringapatam). Colebrooke’s sketches were engraved in England and published as a set of aquatints, Twelve Views
of Places in the Kingdom of Mysore.
[27/9/2013]

Production Note

After a drawing by R. H. Colebrooke

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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