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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 Krishna shrine

  • loan
  • Description

    In this unusual coloured drawing, a priest and acolyte named Baliram and Jangu stand on either side of a towering Krishna shrine. High above, the main icon of Krishna is entirely covered by flower garlands suspended from the neck of a magnificent peacock, an emblem of the god.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndianorth-west IndiaPunjab HillsHimachal Pradesh Chamba (place of creation)
    Date
    c. 1740
    Material and technique
    gouache on paper
    Dimensions
    frame 73.6 x 55.4 x 1.8 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 61 x 43.5 cm (height x width)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
    Accession no.
    LI118.3
  • 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. 68 on p. 160, p. 19, illus. p. 161

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    • currently out on loan

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