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Krishna and Balarama

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Garhwal (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780 - 1790 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, opaque watercolour on paper, depicting Krishna conferring with Balarama. Illustration to a Krishna Rukmini series. They are under a white canopy fringed with red bands and supported by red poles; a garden backed by a wall and turrets is in the background.

Place of Origin

Garhwal (probably, made)


ca. 1780 - 1790 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper


Height: 170 mm page maximum, Width: 253 mm page maximum, Height: 160 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 243 mm image within innermost painted borders

Descriptive line

Painting, Krishna confers with Balarama, illustration to Krishna Rukmini series, opaque watercolour on paper, probably Garhwal, ca. 1780-1790

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

p. 117, cat. no. 20 (iii)
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


Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint



Subjects depicted

Canopy; Deities; Garden


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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