Jennifer Howes Jennifer Howes


I'm a London based Art Historian specialising in the art and architecture of India. Based in London, my current work is on the British Colonial Period. 

In 1999 I was awarded my PhD in Art and Archaeology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. I then worked for 14 years at the British Library as Curator of Visual Arts, specialising in the India Office Collections. My PhD thesis was published in 2003, under the title, ‘The Courts of Pre-Colonial South India’In 2010 I published my second book, on the British Library’s Mackenzie Collection.

My current work is on Tipu Sultan’s female entourage under East India Company rule. I’m also writing about British paintings and sculpture connected with the East India Company, and how they critique the history and self-image of London’s oldest, longest surviving mutinational corporation. 

I’ve published and lectured on Indian painting and architecture, South Asian courtly culture, and British Colonial art.  

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