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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 323

    Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835)

    Hyder Ali of Mysore

    Price Realised  

    Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835)
    Hyder Ali of Mysore
    mezzotint
    22 3/8 x 15 1/8 in. (54.3 x 38.5 cm.)


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    Hyder Ali or Haidar 'Ali (c. 1722 - 1782), was the de facto ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore in southern India. A Muslim soldier-adventurer, who, followed by his son Tipu Sultan, became one of the most formidable Asiatic rivals the British encountered in India. A copy of this print, formerly in the Bute Collection, is in the Collection of the Great Steward of Scotland's Dumfries House Trust, Dumfries House, Ayrshire.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this print is believed to be of Krishna Raja Wadiyar of Mysore, and not Hyder Ali of Mysore as stated in the catalogue.