This Engraving by French illustrator and engraver Jean Duplessis-Bertaux is the Premier Tableau that depicts the siege of Seringapatam on the 4th of May, 1799. Jean Duplessis-Bertaux’s famous works include many representations of scenes of the French Revolution.
Tipu Sultan’s formidable fortress at Seringapatam was breached after a month of relentless attacks by the British East India Company and their 50,000-strong army. This was the fourth (and final) Anglo-Mysore War. Led by Major General David Baird, the Siege of Seringapatam would be the Sultan’s last stand against the British East India Company.
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TitlePremier Tableau: Taking of the Fort and City of Seringapatam, 4th may 1799
MediumMonochrome engraving on paper
DimensionsH: 51.5 cm x W: 41.7 cm
Genre: Etchings & Engravings