Two oval images printed against a patterned background with a stylized floral border. The image on the top shows Tippoo Sahib’s wife, mother of his two sons as she kneels outside a tent on a rug; she embraces her one son as the other son stands behind him. Tipu Sultan stands in the background with a woman servant(?). In the image below, the young boy his handed over by his father (left) to Cornwallis (right) with the British camp in the background. Soldiers flank Cornwallis; the Sultan is attend by two of his men. The title of the top image is engraved in a legend on the left; the legend on the right continues the title of the image on the bottom.
Title: Tippoo Saib’s two sons taking leave of their mother [graphic] : previous to their being deliver’d up to Lord Cornwallis as hostages at the termination of the war in the East Indies in 1792 = Tippoo Saib’s two sons delivered up to Lord Cornwallis : as hostages, after he had so gloriously conquered that proud sultan at Seringaptam, the Capital of the Mysore Country, in the East Indies, in 1792.
Created: [England or India?] : [s.n.], [not before 1792]
Camp scene with soldiers from the Loyal Associated and Volunteer Corps of the City of Westminster, with an officer escorting the ladies through the camp (right) who honoured them with the presentation of colours; two horses in the center and a dog ready to pounce at an officer’s hat seen in the foreground.
Printmaker: Place, M., active 1798-1815, printmaker.
Title: This print of the loyal associated and volunteer corps of the City of Westminster is respectfully dedicated to those ladies who honored them with the presentation of colours [graphic] / painted by R.K. Porter ; engraved by M. Place.
Published: London : Pub. March 30, 1799 by Messrs. Schiavonetti, No. 12 Michaels Place, Brompton (Plate 1) by their most obedient humble servts. L.I. & N. Schiavonetti, [30 March 1799]
A yokel in a smock-frock and military hat stands in the foreground holding a whip; behind him in the field are the tents of a military camp with soldiers milling around. On the tent nearest the yokel is written the word “Demezy”, above the Prince of Wales’s feathers. Three columns of verse engraved below title: I once was a waggoner sly and dry, as e’er jogg’d over the downs …
Subjects (Library of Congress): Military life–Poetry; Military camps–British; Satires (Visual works)–England–1792; Mezzotints–England–London–1792; Songs–1792; Dighton, Robert, 1752-1814, artist; Bowles, Carrington, 1724-1793, publisher.