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A goshawk drinking

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  • Description

    This strong and unusual bird study depicts a Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) belonging to a Raja of Mandi, where hawking was an especially popular royal pursuit. Leaving its painted perch, the goshawk has alighted on its water-bowl, an exotic blue and white jardinière of Chinese origin.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndianorth-west IndiaPunjab HillsHimachal Pradesh Mandi (place of creation)
    c. 1730
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold and silver on paper
    frame 24.7 x 30.3 x 2.5 cm (height x width x depth)
    page 14.1 x 19.9 cm (height x width)
    painting 11.6 x 17.1 cm (height x width)
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    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
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  • 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. 65 on p. 154, p. 152, illus. p. 155

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