Hyder Ali

Hyder Ali (1721 – 1782)

It portrays the ruler sitting in his darbar, depicting the way administrative and judicial functions were delegated during those times. It showcases the lifestyle of an Indian ruler for a European audience, that gave an idea of the variety in culture.

Drawn & Copper line engraving for an European magazine after a miniature painting, later hand coloured

Size: 5.25 x 9 in. (13.3 x 22.9 cm.)
Date of printing – 1793