Representation of Storming and taking Bangalore, by the Marquis Cornwallis.
Etching and engraving with large margins. Plate: 210 x 175mm (8¼ x 7"). Central crease as issued.
Battle scene depicting the storming of Bangalore by Cornwallis after six weeks of seige during the Third Anglo-Mysore War. Cornwallis sought to take Bangalore, a Mysorean garrison, in order to secure his position against Mysore's ruler Tipu Sultun. Whilst besieging Bangalore Cornwallis's army was harried by Tipu's own army which had followed Cornwallis to Bangalore. The image depicts Cornwallis charging the town of Bangalore while artillery fire bombards the city. An explosion in the top left corner throws bodies into the air. To the left an injured British soldier is carried by two others out of the field of battle.
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