C1788

A Mosque at Gazipoor.

William Hodges (1744-1797)  was the artist on Cook’s second voyage of Discovery and the first British professional landscape artist to visit India. Under the patronage of Warren Hastings, Hodges spent over three years in the country from 1780 to 1783 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A Mosque at Gazipoor.

Date:

C1788

Condition:

Slight loss of paper surface top corners, faint creasing in sky and narrow side margins.

Technique:

Original aquatint printed in sepia.

Image Size: 

457mm 
x 290mm
AUTHENTICITY
A Mosque at Gazipoor. - Antique View from 1788

Genuine antique
dated:

1788

Description:

William Hodges (1744-1797)  was the artist on Cook’s second voyage of Discovery and the first British professional landscape artist to visit India. Under the patronage of Warren Hastings, Hodges spent over three years in the country from 1780 to 1783 and on his return published the series entitled ‘Select Views in India’. Ghazipur was the location of the East India Company’s opium factory. Hodges went there in 1781 to draw the city’s mosque and its ruined palace on the banks of the Ganges.

Reference:
EVOI pg 97-100 ill pg 99
TIA II 416-31
SSIT pg 44-44 ill fig. 16,17,

William Hodges (1744 - 1797)

William Hodges was born in London, the only son of Ann and Charles Hodges, a blacksmith of St. James's Market London. They encouraged their son's talent for drawing and placed him in William Shipley's drawing school at Castle Court in the Strand. Joining Richard Wilson as an apprentice in 1758, he was required to assist his master 'in dead colouring and the forwarding of pictures'. A short period of study under Wilson and Cipriani at the Duke of Richmond's Gallery developed his style for classical composition. He was appointed artist on the Resolution and left Plymouth on 13 July 1772 and returned on 29 July 1775.

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