The Last Effort and Fall of Tipu Sultan

This coloured engraving by Rogers, after a large scale history painting by Henry Singleton, is a dramatic depiction of the East India Company’s final storming and capture of Seringapatam, the fortified capital of Tipu Sultan, Mysore ruler and bitter opponent of British imperialism, in May 1799. In the main image, British and Mysorean forces are… Read more »

State Prison at Delhi

Inscription Verso Inscription by the Dealer “STATE PRISON AT DELHI. ARTIST: Drawn by William Daniell and Engraved by J. B. Allen. Coloured engraving. Year 1836.” This is after the painting of the bridge connecting the Red Fort to the Salimgarh Fort in Delhi, acorss the Yamuna river. The Salimgarh fort was built by Sher Shah… Read more »

The City of Delhi before the Seige

This engraving from the Illustrated London News is a detailed depiction of the walled-city of Delhi before the Uprising of 1857. Bounded by the fort-walls on all sides, the walled city with its landmarks, palaces, havelis and bustling streets is executed in detail and almost every important section is named and numbered for identification. The… Read more »