Tipu Sultan by Melle Coignet

Tipu Sultan (1749 – 1799)

In 1799 after his death, many engravings, paintings & portraits were done and published since he was revered as a hero and a freedom fighter. He resisted the East India Company’s conquest of southern India and attacked them in war several times.

Steel engraving portrait in a wood engraving border by Melle Coignet (b. 1793), after a painting by an Indian miniature artist

Size: 9.5 x 6.25 in. (24.1 x 15.9 cms.)
Date of printing – 1840