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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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Maharana Amar Singh with his ladies

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  • Description

    Maharana Amar Singh (r.1698-1710) enjoys the company of his ladies while smoking his hookah, in three successive scenes representing the pastimes of a single festive day. Above, he watches a nautch girl dancing in an arcaded hall; in the centre he joins the ladies bathing in a palace pool; below, he accompanies them as they gather rose-petals, used in making rose-water, in the Gulab Bari rose-garden.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthansouth Rajasthan Udaipur (place of creation)
    Date
    1708 - 1710
    Associated people
    Amar Singh, Maharana of Mewar (ruled 1698 - 1710) (subject)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold on paper
    Dimensions
    frame 50.4 x 31.4 x 1.6 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 41.3 x 22.4 cm (height x width)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
    Accession no.
    LI118.23
  • 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. 98 on p. 230, p. 20, illus. p. 231

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