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William Hodges

William Hodges (28 October 1744 – 6 March 1797) was an English painter and is best known for the sketches and paintings of locations he visited on that voyage. Up until 1770 Europeans had no visual concept of India that was based on first hand observation by a European artists. This changed after 1770 when Professional painters began to visit the Subcontinent and look at the country and its peoples through European taste.


The first professional landscape artist to visit India was William Hodges. He was also the most widely travelled artist of the 18th Century having spent three years circumnavigating the world with Captain Cook from 1772-1775.


He visited Madras, Calcutta, Lucknow, Agra and Delhi - recording both the landscape but also the great Mughal monuments. His work is characterized by a keen observation of landscape forms, the Indian light and atmosphere and a sympathetic understanding of Indian people.


His pioneering work and his engravings done back in England in 1787 were to have a profound influence on many of the artists who followed.

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About Baidyanath Temples at Deorgag (Santal Parganas Bihar) William Hodges Vintage Orientalist Painting of India
Baidyanath Temples at Deorgag (Santal Parganas Bihar) is a Vintage Orientalist Painting of India by William Hodges. A view of the Baidyanath Temples at Deorgag, drawn on the spot & engraved by William Hodges.   Hodges was born on 28 October 1744 in London. He studied under William Shipley, and afterwards in the studio of Richard Wilson, where he met Thomas Jones. During his early career, he made a living by painting theatrical scenery. Between 1772 and 1775 Hodges accompanied James Cook to the Pacific as the expedition's artist. Many of his sketches and wash paintings were adapted as engravings in the original published edition of Cook's journals from the voyage.
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Baidyanath Temples at Deorgag (Santal Parganas Bihar) - William Hodges - Vintage Orientalist Painting of India by William Hodges. Our posters are produced on acid-free 220 GSM papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a sufficent white border around the image to allow for future framing, if desired. Product will be shipped in 2-3 days

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