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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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Maharao Bhao Singh riding an elephant

  • loan
  • Description

    In this reinterpretation of a Mughal elephant subject, Bhao Singh (r.1658-1681) sits astride a royal elephant of great size. Its keepers walk in front with a spear and charkhi (firework attachment). The pale green ground found in Mughal portraiture becomes a strong dark green, and the elephant’s colouring is sharply contrasted between dark grey and the speckled pink of its trunk, ear and belly.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthansouth Rajasthan Bundi (place of creation)
    Date
    c. 1675
    Associated people
    Bhao Singh, Maharao of Bundi (ruled 1658 - 1681) (subject)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold on paper
    Dimensions
    frame 44.5 x 54.5 x 1.7 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 32.7 x 42.6 cm (height x width)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
    Accession no.
    LI118.57
  • 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. 79 on p. 188, illus. p. 189

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