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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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Rama's forest dwelling in Panchavati

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  • Description

    In the Ramayana epic, the divine prince Rama is exiled from his homeland of Ayodhya as the result of family intrigue. With his wife Sita and half-brother Lakshmana, he leaves the court to wander in distant forests. Eventually they make their home in the Panchavati region, where Lakshmana builds them a mud and grass hut. But the artist shows this as an ornate palace befitting a prince, adorned with arabesque decoration and chequered tiling.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndia north India (place of creation)
    Date
    c. 1605
    Mughal Period (1526 - 1858)
    Associated people
    probably Bir Singh Deo Bandila (active c. 1605) (commissioner)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold on paper
    Dimensions
    frame 38.7 x 29.1 x 1.7 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 29 x 19 cm (height x width)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
    Accession no.
    LI118.12
  • 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. 8 on p. 38, p. 17, illus. p. 39

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    • currently in research collection

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