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Photo, Print, Drawing Indian Demons Attacking Fort Defended by European Troops.

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Title

  • Indian Demons Attacking Fort Defended by European Troops.

Summary

  • This unsigned watercolor by an unknown Indian artist depicts the events of the Third Mysore War (1790-92). The Anglo-Mysore wars were a series of conflicts in the late 18th century that were fought between the Kingdom of Mysore, located in southwestern India, and the British East India Company. After victories in the first two wars, Mysore, led by Tipu Sultan, invaded the nearby coastal state of Travancore, which was a British ally. This led to the Third Mysore War, which the British won. Although the royal family of Mysore was Hindu, Tipu Sultan was Muslim, which may explain the presence of the Arabic inscription on the bottom of the work. The watercolor is from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection at the Brown University Library, the foremost American collection devoted to the history and iconography of soldiers and soldiering, and one of the world's largest collections devoted to the study of military and naval uniforms.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1791.

Headings

  • -  India--Mysore
  • -  1790 to 1792
  • -  Battles
  • -  India -- History -- Mysore War, 1790-1792
  • -  Soldiers
  • -  Supernatural in art

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 watercolor; 15.3 x 24 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Brown University Library.
  • -  Content in Arabic.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021669863

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Indian Demons Attacking Fort Defended by European Troops. India Mysore, 1791. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669863/.

APA citation style:

(1791) Indian Demons Attacking Fort Defended by European Troops. India Mysore, 1791. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669863/.

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Indian Demons Attacking Fort Defended by European Troops. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021669863/>.