Andrew Topsfield


Keeper of Eastern Art, Ashmolean Museum 

Faculty / College Address:

Ashmolean Museum


Research Interests:

  • Indian painting of the Mughal period
  • History of Indian board games

Current Projects:

  • Handbook of Indian art in the Ashmolean Museum

Recent Publications:

  • Ed., Court painting in Rajasthan, Bombay, 2000.
  • Court painting at Udaipur: Art under the patronage of the Maharanas of Mewar, Artibus Asiae Supplementum XLIV, Zurich, 2002.
  • Ed., with R. Crill and S. Stronge, Arts of Mughal India: Studies in honour of Robert Skelton, Ahmedabad and London, 2004.
  • Ed., In the realm of gods and kings: Arts of India, London, 2004 (repr. 2014).
  • Ed., The art of play: Board and card games of India, Bombay, 2006.
  • 'Snakes and Ladders in India: Some further discoveries', Artibus Asiae, LXVI, 1, 2006, 143-79.
  • Paintings from Mughal India, Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2008 (repr. 2013).
  • ‘Sahibdin’, in M.C. Beach, B.N. Goswamy and E. Fischer eds., Masters of Indian painting, Zurich, 2011, vol. 1, 391-406.
  • Visions of Mughal India: The collection of Howard Hodgkin, Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2012.

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