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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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A lady in an interior

  • loan
  • Description

    A lady of classic Kangra charm gazes into the glowing coals of a wheeled brazier that warms her chamber. She holds her hookah tube beneath her quilted shawl. She has been singing, and her green tanpura rests beside her. With European-inspired naturalism, the candle under its shade in the left foreground throws flickering shadows of the lady and maid on the wall behind.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndianorth-west India Punjab Hills (place of creation)
    Date
    1810 - 1820
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold and silver on paper
    Dimensions
    frame 38 x 29.6 x 2.1 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 20.3 x 13.5 cm sight size (height x width)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
    Accession no.
    LI118.118
  • 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. 76 on p. 178, illus. p. 179

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    • currently in research collection

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