Multra Fort

Edward Orme

Condition: Very Good No Binding
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A wonderfully detailed hand colored engraving depicting scenes in India by Edward Orme from his series “Views in Hindoostan”, published in London in 1801-4. Overall dimensions of this print are 23"x16.5". The 24 views of India depicted in "Views in Hindoostan" 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). Aquatint with hand coloring by watercolor was the most popular technique for works showing the colors and the varied landscapes and architectural sites of India .Overall very good condition with some foxing/staining in margins. Bookseller Inventory # SF003528434L13

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Title: Multra Fort

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Book Condition:Very Good

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