William Hodges: A Dissertation on the Prototypes of Architectures, Hindoo, Moorish, and Gothic
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Hodges, William, 1744-1797
Physical Description:
1 Book
bound in brown Morocco leather with considerable repairs
57 x 85 cm

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
One book by William Hodges published in 1787.

One folio in a map drawer.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
In his youth, William Hodges was apprenticed, for seven years, to the leading landscape painter, Richard Wilson. Hodges became well known for the sketches and paintings he produced as James Cook's appointed draughtsman during his second expedition to the Pacific Ocean (1772-1775). Form 1778 to 1783 he visited India as a professional painter under the protection of Warren Hastings, The Governor General of the East Indian Company. The most productive period of his Indian sojourn was between 1781 to 1783, when he toured the regions of Bengal and Bihar producing mostly landscape paintings for leading British figures. Hodges Disseration, published in 1787 and dedicated to Hastings, originates from material collected during his Indian tour. The painter's work gives shape and color to landscapes of the non-European world, creating a visual and explicit connection between these unfamiliar territories and the British audience.

Custodial History
Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2012.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A2012.06

Digital Content

Using the Collection
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Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
India Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bengal (India) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bihar (India) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013