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Radha and Krishna

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Basohli (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1730-1735 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, with beetle-wings

  • Museum number:

    IM.89-1930

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, with beetle-wing details, Gita Govinda illustration, Krishna approached by Radha and companion. Radha wears a dark red and blue skirt with brown bodice and is attended by a companion in a mauve and white skirt and orange bodice. They approach a dark green hillock surrounded by dark trees. Krishna sits within the grove in a dark yellow dhoti and holding a tiny flute in his hand. Krishna waits in the forest of Brindaban, and the River Jumna is at the bottom of the scene. Pale yellow background and triangular trees.

Place of Origin

Basohli (made)

Date

ca. 1730-1735 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, with beetle-wings

Dimensions

Height: 210 mm with border, Width: 256 mm, Height: 158 mm, Width: 307 mm with border

Object history note

Acquired from Muhammad Hussain.

Descriptive line

Painting, Gita Govinda illustration, Krishna approached by Radha and companion, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, with beetle-wing details, Basohli, ca. 1730-1735

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

p. 47, cat. no. (vii).
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

Materials

Paint; Opaque watercolour; Gold; Paper; Beetle-wings

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Forest; Flute; River; Deities

Categories

Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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