Hodges and India

Quilley, Geoffrey (2004) Hodges and India. In: Quilley, Geoffrey and Bonehill, John (eds.) William Hodges 1744-1797: The Art of Exploration. National Maritime Museum, London, pp. 137-186. ISBN 9780300103762

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Hodges arrived in India in January 1780. Joseph Farington suggested that he turned to India partly out of grief at the early death of his first wife. But his decision also demonstrated a combination of two of the primary characteristics of his artistic career: an oppurtunism, based on calculated risk to exploit the artistic and professional openings created by developing imperial expansion, together with an increasing artistic interest in the representation of history through landscape painting. The complexities involved in such an artistic project were indicated in paintings of Pacific subjects done for the Admiralty after Cook's voyage, and more particularly in his depictions of historic British buildings and locations made during 1777 and 1778 (cat. no. 73).

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Depositing User: Geoffrey Quilley
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:23
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2016 11:28
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/25727
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