Ashmolean Museum Oxford

Visions Of Mughal India

by Andrew Topsfield and Sir Howard Hodgkin

The collection of Howard Hodgkin.Howard Hodgkin is one of the leading painters of our time. He has also been for most of his life a devoted collector of Indian paintings and drawings of the Mughal period (c.1560-1850).

His collection is above all a personal one, formed by an artist's eye. It includes the refined naturalistic works of the imperial Mughal court, the poetic and subtly coloured paintings of the Deccani Sultanates, the boldly drawn and vibrant Rajput styles of the Punjab Hills and Rajasthan. There are illustrations of epics, royal portraits, scenes of court life and hunting. There are studies of birds and flowers, and many outstanding paintings and drawings of elephants, a particular Hodgkin predilection.

This book provides a comprehensive view of the Hodgkin collection, including many recently acquired works. Selected writings by Howard Hodgkin are also included, in which he reflects vividly and candidly on Indian art and on his life as a collector.


Book contains: 288 pages.

Dimensions: 22.12 x 2.16 x 27.91cm