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Radha and Krishna

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Kolkata (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1885 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and tin alloy on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. E.M. Milford pp. Church Missionary Society

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour and tin alloy on paper, Radha and Krishna dancing. Krishna plays the flute on the left, while Radha dances. A formal tree is in the background, its branches forming a canopy over their heads.

Place of Origin

Kolkata (made)


ca. 1885 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and tin alloy on paper


Height: 457 mm, Width: 285 mm, Height: 471 mm card onto which object mounted, Width: 302 mm card onto which object mounted

Object history note

Acquired from the Church Missionary Society, London, through Mrs E Mary Milford in 1949

Descriptive line

Painting, Radha and Krishna dancing, opaque watercolour and tin alloy on paper, Kalighat, Kolkata, India, ca. 1885

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

Archer, W G: 'Kalighat Paintings', V&A, 1971, p68, 24ii


Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint; Tin alloy



Subjects depicted

Deities; Tree


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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