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The Battle of Pollilur, India, Seringapatam, early 19th century

The Battle of Pollilur, India, Seringapatam, early 19th century

The Battle of Pollilur, India, Seringapatam, early 19th century

gouache on paper, within black rules, 10 large sheets of paper laid down on canvas, mounted on restoration fabric


painting: 962 by 200cm.

with border: 978.5 by 219cm.

Area of water damage and repaired tears along edges, old water staining to lower section on the right side of painting, additional small areas of staining, small losses and small areas of damage at borders, minor buckling to surface, overall colours are bright, some losses to pigments mainly along edges and along the 9 joins, minor lifting of paper at the joins, some creasing and fold marks, some smudging, cloth backing with uneven borders, small areas of repair visible on reverse, as viewed.


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Anne Buddle, Tigers round the Throne - The Court of Tipu Sultan (1750-1799), exhibition catalogue, Zamana Gallery, London, 1990, introduction, p.15. 
Anne Buddle et al., The Tiger and the Thistle: Tipu Sultan and the Scots in India 1760-1800, exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1999, cat. no.133, illus. front cover, pls.10,11. 
Veena Shekhar, Historical Paintings of Srirangapatna: A Stylistic Study, New Delhi, 2010, illus. p.xxvii.
Janaki Nair, 'Tipu Sultan, History Painting and the Battle for 'Perspective', in Studies in History, 22, 1, New Delhi, 2006, pp.111-2, figs.3,4. 
Tigers round the Throne - The Court of Tipu Sultan (1750-1799), Zamana Gallery, London, 2 August - 14 October 1990.
The Tiger and the Thistle: Tipu Sultan and the Scots in India 1760-1800, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 29 July - 3 October 1999.