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Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin

(from 2nd Feb until 22nd Apr 2012)

Explore the remarkable collection of Indian paintings and drawings of the artist Howard Hodgkin.

Detail of Maharaja Dhiraj Singh riding, Raghugarh, India, c.1700 (Museum No: LI118.34)
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Company officer receives noblemen on a terrace

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  • Description

    Painted by a Mughal-trained artist in eastern India, this is an unusually large and well observed scene of a high-ranking East India Company officer receiving two local noblemen in a Mughal style hall on a terrace. Wearing a braided green coat, the officer sits in presiding place on a European chair, smoking a hookah on a tripod table. Gardeners tend the vegetable plots below and a water-carrier waters the paths.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiaeast IndiaWest Bengal Murshidabad (possible place of creation)
    AsiaIndiaeast IndiaBihar Patna (possible place of creation)
    Date
    1760 - 1765
    Mughal Period (1526 - 1858)
    Associated people
    East India Company (1600 - 1874) (subject)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold on paper
    Dimensions
    frame 65.1 x 50.6 x 1.8 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 50.8 x 37 cm (height x width)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
    Accession no.
    LI118.27
  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2nd February-22nd April 2012, Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin, Andrew Topsfield, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2012), no. 32 on p. 84, illus. p. 85

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