Hunting an Old Buffalo

Edward Orme

Published by London, 1801
Condition: Very Good No Binding
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Edward Orme From drawings by Colonel Ward Views in Hindoostan London: 1801-1804 Hand-colored aquatint engraving 16 ½” x 23”; 23 1/2” x 27 1/2” framed The 24 views of India depicted in this work were redrawn and published by Edward Orme. Colonel Ward, a skilled amateur artist and member of the Madras Army, originally drew the sketches that Orme reworked for Views of Hindostan. Richard Chase, the mayor of Madras to whom this publication was dedicated, acquired a number of Ward’s sketches and passed them onto Orme. At the time of this publication there was a renewed interest in India, as the Fourth Mysore War had recently ended. The Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1798-1799) was a war in South India between the Kingdom of Mysore and the British East India Company under Lord Wellesley. The war ended with the siege of Seringapatam, the capital of Mysore, and the killing of Tipu Sultan, the rebel leader of Mysore, by the British in 1799. William Orme was a talented landscape painter, who exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1797 and 1819. In addition to Views of Hindostan, Orme was involved in several other publications including J. Walker’s The Itinerant (1799), Francis William Blagdon’s A Brief History of Ancient and Modern India (1806) and F.B. Solvyn’s The Costumes of Hindostan (1805). Bookseller Inventory # sf002643432fra

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Title: Hunting an Old Buffalo

Publisher: London

Publication Date: 1801

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Very Good

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