C1788

A View of Shekoabad

Shikohabad was named after Mughal Dara Shikoh, the son of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The ruins next to the tank (reservoir) are the remains of Dara Shikoh’s hunting lodge. Reference: EVOI pg 97-100 ill pg 99 TIA II 416-43 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A View of Shekoabad

Date:

C1788

Condition:

Some slight marking and creasing.

Technique:

Original aquatint printed in sepia.

Image Size: 

458mm 
x 295mm
AUTHENTICITY
A View of Shekoabad - Antique View from 1788

Genuine antique
dated:

1788

Description:

Shikohabad was named after Mughal Dara Shikoh, the son of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The ruins next to the tank (reservoir) are the remains of Dara Shikoh’s hunting lodge.

Reference: EVOI pg 97-100 ill pg 99 TIA II 416-43 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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