Tent of Tipu Sahib, Sultan of Mysore by Later Moghul

The tent is made from four separate sections.


Details

Medium:
Chintz
Art Fund grant:
£70,000 ( Total: £250,000)
Acquired in:
1999
Vendor:
Powis Trustees

In contrast to the plain-coloured fabric of the exterior, the interior is highly decorative, consisting of panels with repeated acanthus-cusped niches, with vases of symmetrical flower heads and stems.

Provenance

Possibly the tent in which Lord Cornwallis and his entourage were formally received by tipu Sahib's sons on 24 February 1792, following the Treaty of Mysore; acquired by 1st Early of Powis and brought to Powis Castle circa 1800.

Venue details

Powis Castle and Garden Red Lane, WELSHPOOL Powys SY21 8RF 01938 551 944 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis

Entry details

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