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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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Enraged elephant

  • loan
  • Description

    Male elephants periodically become frenzied during their mast (‘drunken, intoxicated’) season, marked by a discharge from glands in the temples and by aggressive behaviour. Wild-eyed and enraged, this elephant tears at his tethering chains while his mahout and keepers struggle to control him. The surging contours and dense modelling of this elephant show a debt to the master of the previous painting of elephants fighting [LI118.62].

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthansouth Rajasthan Kota (place of creation)
    Date
    c. 1690
    Material and technique
    brush drawing with gouache on paper
    Dimensions
    frame 37.5 x 51.5 x 1.8 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 24 x 38 cm (height x width)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
    Accession no.
    LI118.45
  • 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. 81 on p. 194, pp. 19, 70, 184, 196, & 200, illus. p. 195

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