Scene from the History of British India (II)

Scene from the History of British India (II) by Theodore Phyffers. Marble. This relief on the Durbar Court wall of Wyatt's India Office depicts "The Marquis of Cornwallis receiving the sons of Tippoo as hostages for the treaty of 1792" (Bremner 733). Location: The Durbar Court in the former India Office, which was part of the Foreign and Colonial Office (now the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), London. [Click on image to enlarge it]

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Photograph 2011 George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Bradley, Simon, and Nikolaus Pevsner. London 6: Westminster. “The Buildings of England.” New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2003.

Bremner, G. Alex. "Nation and Empire in the Government Architecture of Mid-Victorian London: The Foreign and India Office Reconsidered." The Historical Journal 48/3 (2005): 703-742.

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