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This is a limited edition folio depicting six rare views of the city of Bangalore. Priced at   1500 (plus VAT).

 


 
 
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Six Views of Bangalore
 
 
The history of Bangalore is embellished with great rulers like Kempe Gowda its founder and the legendary Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan to the Wodeyars. The earliest visual records of Bangalore were made by amateur as well as professional European artists of the 17th century, who travelled extensively in the kingdom and sketched or painted on the spot. James Hunter was one such talented artist.

James Hunter (1740-1792):

He was a lieutenant in the Royal Artillery who also served under Lord Cornwallis, Governor General of India in 1791-92. He travelled extensively and sketched several views in the Kingdom of Mysore during the famous Mysore war. Forty of his sketches were reproduced using the technique of ‘aquatint etching on copper plates’. These were published in 1804 in London under the title of ‘Picturesque scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore’ by Edward Orme. After his death, the task of aquatinting was divided between Joseph C. Stadler, H. Merke and J.B Harraden.

When compared with the prints after Lieutenant R.H Colebroke, Robert Home and Capt. Allan, Hunter’s studies often show places associated with Tipu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali and depict the civil and military life of the city of Bangalore.
 
These selected six rare views of Bangalore were sketched on the spot by James Hunter in 1791. These historical views take us back to a turning point in the history of Bangalore when the fort was captured by the British, thereby marking the start of the British Raj that was to last for more than two hundred years.

Limited Edition Folio

One can recognise some of the historical places, which have survived to this day. These authentic depictions are reproduced for the first time on the finest textured paper from the original aquatints in our collection and to preserve exclusivity, this folio is limited to an edition of 1000 sets, each of them hand numbered and signed. These colourful views come in a specially designed presentation cover and are modestly priced at 1500 (plus VAT). Size: W 43.5 cms x L 39.5 cms, unframed

♦These folios are also available as “ready to display’’ pictures, with raw silk mounted window and set in elegant moulded frames, at slightly higher prices. Please call us for more details.

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Pulished in hardback by M. Maher Dadha, this dook is intended to be a reference on antiquarian prints, maps and books, for first-time buyers and collectors alike, specially covering the work of British artists in India.

With 72 Pages depicting 122 coloured illustrations and a foreword by His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Jodhpur, it is a limited edition of 1000 copies. Priced at   1000 (plus VAT), less than 100 copies are still avaliable.