Selected writing by Giles Tillotson on landscape painting and the picturesque



2000 The Artificial Empire: The Indian Landscapes of William Hodges, Curzon Press, Richmond

1987 Fan Kwae Pictures: Paintings and Drawings by George Chinnery and Other Artists in the Collection of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Spink & Son Ltd, London


2004 ‘Hodges and Indian Architecture’, William Hodges RA, 1744-1797: The Art of Exploration, ed. Geoff Quilley & John Bonehill, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, pp, 49-60

1998 ‘Painting and Understanding Mughal Architecture’, Paradigms of Indian Architecture: Space and Time in Representation and Design, ed Giles Tillotson, Curzon Press, Richmond, pp. 59-79

1996 ‘”Many very Picturesque Views indeed”: Watercolours and Drawings of India by Thomas and William Daniell’, India Observed: The P&O Collection of Watercolours of India, Christie’s, London, pp. 11-112 [introduction and catalogue notes]

1995 ‘A Fair Picture: Hodges and the Daniells at Rajmahal’, Under the Indian Sun: British Landscape Artists, ed. Pauline Rohatgi & Pheroza Godrej, Marg Publications, Bombay, pp. 53-66

1993 ‘Farangi and Babu: Two Early Theories of Indian Architecture’, Perceiving India: Insight and Inquiry, ed. Geeti Sen, Sage Publications, New Delhi, pp. 209-224

1992 ‘The Indian Travels of William Hodges’, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society,
3rd series, Vol. 2, Part 3, pp. 377-98

1991 ‘Indian Architecture and the English Vision’, South Asian Studies, Vol. 7, pp. 59-74 [reprinted in David Arnold & Peter Robb (eds), Institutions and Ideologies, Curzon Press, Richmond, 1993, pp. 120-144]

1991 ‘The Paths of Glory: Representations of Sher Shah’s Tomb’, Oriental Art, Vol. XXXVII, No. 1, pp. 4-16

1990 ‘The Indian Picturesque: Images of India in British Landscape Painting, 1780-1880’, The Raj: India and the British 1600-1947, ed. C.A. Bayly, National Portrait Gallery, London, pp. 141-51, 201-13

Academic book reviews

2010 Review of Pauline Rohatgi and Graham Parlett, Indian Life and Landscape by Western Artists, in JRAS, 20/3

2007 Review of Hermione de Almeida and George H. Gilpin, Indian Renaissance: British Romantic Art and the Prospect of India, in JRAS, 17/1

1996 Review of Patrick Conner, George Chinnery 1774-1852: Artist of India and the China Coast, in JRAS Vol 6, pt. 1, pp. 127-9

1996 Review of Bernard Smith, Imagining the Pacific: In the Wake of the Cook Voyages, in Journal of the American Oriental Society, 116/1.