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Krishna and Radha

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Arki (Baghal state, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, Krishna, with green halo and gold crown, stands clasping a plantain trunk on a terrace in front of Radha's house. Radha stands before him holding a bamboo fan. To the right a maid holding a cup and a dish. In the foreground a bed of poppies, in the background a lush garden; white walls and turrets in the distance. Blue sky with two small red banners, a crescent moon and a golden sun with human face.

Place of Origin

Arki (Baghal state, made)


ca. 1830 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper


Height: 265 mm with border, Width: 168 mm, Height: 204 mm, Width: 197 mm with border

Descriptive line

Painting, Krishna and Radha, opaque watercolour on paper, Arki, ca. 1830

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p. 7. cat. no. 25
Indian paintings from the Punjab Hills : a survey and history of Pahari miniature painting / by W. G. Archer ; foreword by Sherman E. Lee. London :Delhi: Sotheby Parke Bernet ;Oxford University Press, 1973 Number: 0856670022


Paint; Opaque watercolour; Paper



Subjects depicted

Deities; Cup; Poppies; Tree; Women; Dish; Fan


Paintings; Hinduism; Religion; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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