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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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Marriage procession in a bazaar

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  • Description

    A princely bridegroom on a horse is escorted to his wedding by riders, attendants and musicians. Painted by a Mughal-trained master working at the Hill court of Mandi, this procession scene gives an unusually vivid view of a prosperous 17th century bazaar. The shops sell brass vessels, pan (betel-leaf), sweets, glass or ceramic flasks and vases, knives, daggers and sword-hilts, textiles, and grains and pulses.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndianorth-west IndiaPunjab HillsHimachal Pradesh Mandi (place of creation)
    Date
    1640 - 1650
    Mughal Period (1526 - 1858)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold on paper
    Dimensions
    frame 47.5 x 64 x 1.8 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 35 x 52 cm (height x width)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
    Accession no.
    LI118.28
  • 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. 49 on p. 122, p. 18, illus. pp. 2 & 123

    London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 21 April-22 August 1982, The Indian Heritage: Court Life and Arts under Mughal Rule, Robert Skelton, ed. (London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982), no. 160 on p. 64, p. 31, illus. p. 63 fig. 4

    London: National Portrait Gallery, 19 October 1990-17 March 1991, The Raj: India and the British, 1600-1947, C. A. Bayly, ed. (London: National Portrait Gallery Publications, 1990), no. 26 on p. 52, illus. p. 52 fig. 26

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