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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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Wedding procession of Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah

  • loan
  • Description

    This scene of a wedding party travelling by night depicts Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah of Golconda (r.1580-1612) bringing home his bride, the beautiful Hindu dancing-girl Bhagmati. Himself a Shia Muslim, Muhammad Quli had fallen in love with Bhagmati as a young prince. He would often ride out to visit her village, fording the sometimes dangerous Musi river to do so.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiasouth IndiaAndhra Pradesh Golconda (place of creation)
    Date
    c. 1650
    Associated people
    Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, Sultan of Golconda (ruled 1580 - 1612) (subject)
    Abdullah Qutubshah, Sultan of Golconda (ruled 1626 - 1672) (commissioner)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold on paper
    Dimensions
    frame 34.5 x 43 x 1.6 cm (length x width x depth)
    painting 24.3 x 32.3 cm (height x width)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
    Accession no.
    LI118.15
  • 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. 39 on p. 100, illus. p. 101

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