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Painting / miniature


Miniature portrait of Sultan Fateh Ali Tipu (Tipu Sultan), painted by the wife of Major John Innes who fought during the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1798 - 1799), c. 1800, Mysore, India

Museum reference


Object name

Painting / miniature

Production information

Innes, Mrs Major, c. 1800 (fl.), Painter


c. 1800



Physical description

Miniature likely inspired by a popular and commonly circulated painting, set in a wooden frame painted gold with embellished corners. A small inscription beneath the portrait reads: 'Tippoo Sahib / The Sultan of Mysore / 1753-1799'. The back of the portrait is inscribed: ‘Tippoo Sultan Rajah of Mysore by Mrs Major Innes from an original painting / 16 Belonging to William Innes Esq and placed in my care Nov 27th 1835 Elizabeth Macknight’.


British land forces: 74th Regiment of Foot
Non-British forces, inc. Imperial and Colonial: Indian
Depicted: Tipu Sultan, 1750 - 1799
Artist: Innes, Mrs Major, c. 1800 (fl.)
Innes, John, Major, 1798 (fl.) - 1799 (fl.)
Previous owner: Macknight, Elizabeth, 1835 (fl.)
Fourth Anglo-Mysore War
Mysore, India, South Asia

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