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Fort Lutterfpoor India aquatint William Hodges

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A View of part of the Fort of Lutterfpoor


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Original antique topographical print


Hodges description is as follows: 'View of the Fort of Lutterfpoor - The Insurrection of Cheyt Sing, the Rajah of Benares, in August, 1781, opened the Way to the Knowledge of the Countries in the Neighbourhood of the Forts of Lutterfpoor and Bidjegur. These Places, before that Time, were very little known. The Fort of Lutterfpoor is made strong from the Singularity of its Situation, being immersed in a thick Wood of Bamboos and other Trees close to the Foot of the Ditch, and only one direct Avenue to the Fort, which might be secured with a few Men, if resolutely defended. The rocky Pass of Sukroot gives great Security to this Place, from the Difficulty there would be of passing Baggage of every Kind, or Artillery, if opposed to a Steady Enemy. Major Crabb, being ordered to reduce the Fort of Lutterfpoor, conduced his Party by secret and almost impracticable Ways, and arrived at the Village of Lora, gave the Rajah's Troops that were sent against him a complete Defeat, Cheyt Sing being at this Time in the Fort of Lutterfpoor ; and the next Day, September 21, 1781, marched through the Pass of Sukroot, and took Possession of Lutterfpoor, the Rajah having abandoned it.' CONDITION: Very good, some faint spotting in lower margin outside platemark. Mounted with conservation museum board and backing.

Additional Information

artist William Hodges RA
method Aquatint
date 1785
size 420mm by 560mm (sheet)