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.

National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NP

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