Select Views in India


Though Hodges’s aquatints of India were hugely influential among artists and emulated in series like the Daniells’ Oriental Scenery, the series was not the commercial success Hodges had hoped for. One reason for this, the art historian Geoff Quilley suggests, may be because the folio was dedicated to the East India Company, which at the time was facing huge public scrutiny for its relationship with Warren Hastings. Just as Hodges was publishing Hastings was being accused of corruption and crimes enacted in India, offences for which he was eventually impeached.

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Select views in India, drawn on the spot, in the years 1780, 1781, 1782, and 1783, and executed in aqua tinta, by William Hodges, R.A.
1786-88, London
J Edwards
Aquatint / View
William Hodges
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