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
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.
This work has been inspected framed and glazed.
Watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper. The artist's sheet has been laid on back board, glued on the reverse along its edges thus preventing inspection of the back. Colours appear to be strong and vibrant. This works appears to be in very good condition and is ready to hang.
Presented in a white mat, glazed and frame.
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