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        The Surrender of the Two Sons of Tipu Sahib

        Singleton, Henry (1766-1839); British. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 19th Century. On May 4, 1799, General Sir David Baird stormed the southern Indian city of Mysore with his British troops; During the violent battle, Tipu Sahib, the last independent sultan of Mysore was killed; His death, which led to the city's final surrender, marked the final consolidation of British rule in India; Provenance: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, USA. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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