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After Robert Ker Porter (1777-1842)

Body of Tippoo Sultaun Recognised by his Family published 15 Oct 1801

Stipple engraving | 57.9 x 69.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 750587

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Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore, was killed in the East India Company’s assault on Seringapatam (Srirangapatnam) on 4 May 1799. George IV, when Prince Regent, collected many relics of Tipu Sultan and purchased this print and its pair two weeks before they were officially published.