Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin
27 July – 3 November 2013
Free to all
Intricate paintings depicting myths, scenes of court life and a striking group of elephant portraits.
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.