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The Delhi Gate Of Bangalore - By Lieutenant James Hunter (c.1755-1792) – Watercolour, Painted 1791-1792.

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Sold by: Radnorshire Fine Arts Ltd

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A historical watercolour beautifully painted and sketched with black ink and grey wash on laid paper. Painted c.1791-2. This painting has been professionally cleaned and mounted and is protected with a clear polyester cover. The subject was later etched then published in the book: Picturesque scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore, plate 16 – The Delhi Gate of Bangalore, after James Hunter. Hand-coloured etching and aquatint made by Henri Merke: Published by Edward Orme, 1804-1805.
James Hunter was a Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery who also served under Lord Cornwallis Governor-General of India in 1791–92. He travelled extensively and sketched several views in the Kingdom of Mysore during the famous Mysore war. Forty of his sketches were later reproduced using the technique of aquatint etching on copper plates. These were published under the title; “Picturesque scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore” by Edward Orne 59 New Bond Street, London 1804-1805.
The army of the British East India Company, led by Lord Cornwallis on 21 March 1791 captured the fort in the siege of Bangalore during the Third Mysore War (1790–1792). At the time the fort was a stronghold for Tipu Sultan. Today, the fort’s Delhi gate, on Krishnarajendra Road, and two bastions are the primary remains of the fort. The Delhi Gate was ornate with decoration and was large enough to easily allow even elephants to traverse through it. A marble plaque commemorates the spot where the British breached fort’s wall, leading to its capture. The old fort area also includes Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace and his armoury.
James Hunter is buried at the Old Cemetery at Vellore, near Commissary Bazar, North Arcot District. The memorial monument raised by his brother Arthur Hunter records his birthday as 15 November 1755 and death day as 19 May 1792. As recorded in 1946, a giant banyan tree had fallen on the memorial.
Sheet: 10 1/2 in x 16 3/4 in. (27.3 x 42.6 cm.)
Mount: 17 5/8 in x 23 1/2 in. (44.8 cm x 59.8 cm.)
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 44.8 cm (17.6")
Width = 59.8 cm (23.5")
Depth = 0 cm (0.0")

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