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Sheet of flower studies

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  • Description

    This rare surviving sheet of Mughal flower studies includes specimens of lilies, narcissus, iris, tulip, carnation, poppy, anemone and campion among other flowers. They show varying degrees of naturalism or artifice. A few are imaginary or composite creations, of a kind found in the floral repertory of Mughal architectural ornament, textiles, metalwork and other decorative arts.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndia north India (place of creation)
    c. 1650
    Mughal Period (1526 - 1858)
    Material and technique
    brush drawing on paper
    frame 28.8 x 35 x 1.5 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 20.8 x 26.8 cm (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. 29 on p. 76, p. 74, illus. p. 77

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