Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin

Intricate paintings depicting myths, scenes of court life and a striking group of elephant portraits.

Sultan Muhammad Adil Shah and Ikhlas Khan riding an elephant Bijapur, c.1645 © The Collection of Howard Hodgkin

Sultan Muhammad Adil Shah and Ikhlas Khan riding an elephant Bijapur, c.1645

Sir Howard Hodgkin has been collecting Indian art since his schooldays, and his large group of pictures produced in the Mughal period (c 1550-1850) includes the refined products of the Imperial court, bold compositions from Rajasthan and subtly coloured paintings from the Deccani sultanates.

Hodgkin said of his collection: 'These pictures have been chosen because I thought they were beautiful, because they touched my emotions, and not for any scholarly purposes. It is a collection made by an artist. I hope you enjoy looking at it.'

This exhibition is on tour from the Ashmolean Museum. 


Venue details

National Museum Cardiff Cathays Park Cardiff CF10 3NP 029 2039 7951 www.museumwales.ac.uk

Entry details

Free to all

 

 

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