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Lord Cornwallis Receiving the Sons of Tipu as Hostages

Photo credit: The Bowes Museum

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This two-part oil sketch is related to a series of three paintings Mather Brown produced to commemorate the military defeat of Tipu, the sultan of Mysore, by Lord Cornwallis, the British military commander-in-chief, which ended the Third Anglo-Mysore War. Lord Cornwallis had defeated Tipu in May 1791 but the ‘Definitive Treaty’ was not signed until March 1792, at which time two of Tipu’s sons were taken as temporary hostages by the British to ensure compliance with the treaty.

The Bowes Museum

Barnard Castle


Date

1792

Medium

oil on metal fixed on panel

Measurements

H 44.5 x W 52 cm

Accession number

O.174

Acquisition method

bequeathed by the Founders, 1885

Work type

Painting


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The Bowes Museum

Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8NP England

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