HOME, Robert. Select Views in Mysore, The country of Tippoo Sultan; from Drawings taken on the spot by Mr. Home; with historical descriptions.

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HOME, Robert. Select Views in Mysore, The country of Tippoo Sultan; from Drawings taken on the spot by Mr. Home; with historical descriptions. London, Mr. Bowyer, 1794.

4to. 1930s half calf over patterned cloth boards; raised bands to spine, ruled in gilt; spine lettered in gilt; in the matching patterned slipcase; entirely uncut; renewed endpapers; pp. vii, [ii], 48; with 13 unnumbered leaves in Persian type; 29 engraved plates, 3 folding maps, and 1 hand-coloured folding plan; slight rubbing to extremities, with a small 3cm tear at base of spine to upper hinge; spine rather sunned; light even discolouration to paper-stock; water spots to outer edges of a few plates, but not encroaching onto images themselves; a few unobtrusive spots here and there; a good copy, complete with the plates and maps.
First edition. 'Robert Home was a portrait painter, born 1752 in Hull. He entered the Royal Academy Schools on 14 February 1769. He first exhibited there in 1770, contributing twenty-three paintings intermittently until 1813. In 1773 Home departed for Rome, visiting Paris and Florence en route, and remained there until August 1777 … Home left England for India after the death of his wife in 1790 … Home's style combined careful drawing with simplicity and dignity, and his intimate knowledge of Indian topography enlivened his large-scale paintings with local detail and colour. After travelling with the artists Thomas and William Daniell he depicted a number of local monuments, including Sculptured rocks: penance of Arjuna, Mahabalipuram and Dharmaraja Rath, Mahabalipuram (both 1793; Asiatic Society of Bengal, Calcutta). Twenty-nine of his earlier sketches were engraved and published, with written descriptions, as Selected views of Mysore, the country of Tippoo Sultan (1794) and A Description of Seringapatam (1796), containing six coloured aquatints' (ODNB).
ESTC: T90237.

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