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Music party on a riverside terrace

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  • Description

    A music party takes place on the terrace of one of the noblemen’s havelis or garden mansions that once lined the Jumna river at Agra, upstream from the Taj Mahal. The Muslim noble who hosts this soirée presides against a flowered gold cushion. Holding a rose, he gazes with grave courtesy at his chief guest, who shares the same floor-spread.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndia north India (probable place of creation)
    AsiaIndia Deccan (possible place of creation)
    c. 1670
    Mughal Period (1526 - 1858)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold on paper
    frame 46.9 x 39.2 x 1.8 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 33.5 x 25.5 cm max. (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. 19 on p. 60, p. 18, illus. p. 61

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