Lot 27
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JUSTINIAN GANTZ | The Fortress of Gooty, Burma

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
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Description

  • Justinian Gantz
  • The Fortress of Gooty, Burma
  • watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper

Provenance

Sale: Sotheby's, London, 8 June 2000, lot 69
Sale: Brightwells, Leominster, 22 March 2017, lot 797
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue Note

The fortress of Gooty is located on a hill near the town of Gooty in Andrha Pradesh. It was once the stronghold of Murari Rao, a famous Mahratta warrior and ally of the British who joined Robert Clive at Arcot in 1751. Between 1776 and 1769 it was conquered by Hyder Ali, however in the Mysore Campaign the fort fell to the British. It was ceded by the Nizam to The East India Company in 1804.
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