Artist William Hodges

William Hodges, the first of the British professional landscape artists to visit India, spent over three years in the country from 1780 to 1783. He published a series of forty-eight aquatints entitled "Select Views in India between 1785 and 1788". On his return from India, Hodges received widespread recognition as a landscape painter of standing with his election as a member of the prestigious Royal Academy in 1789. Sir Joshna Reynolds (1723-92), the first President of the Royal Academy, described Hodges in 1786 as "a very intelligent and indigenous artist (who) produced, I think, the best landscapes in the last exhibition, which were taken from drawings which he made in the East Indies."



A View of a Mosque at Chunar Gur
Painting by William Hodges
Indian Landscapes
Indian Landscapes
A View of the Fort of Gwalior from the North West
Painting by William Hodges

A view of the Mosque, at Mounheer from the South East
Painting by William Hodges
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Indian Landscapes
A View of the Ravines at Etawa
Painting by William Hodges

A View of the Fort of Jionpoor upon the banks of the river Goomty
Painting by William Hodges
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Indian Landscapes
A View of the Pagodas at Deogur
Painting by William Hodges


 

 

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