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Krishna

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Bengal (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.11-1955

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, depicting Krishna stealing curd from a milkmaid. The milkmaid (gopi) wears a pink skirt, orange choli and a transparent shawl with floral pattern and gold borders.

Place of Origin

Bengal (made)

Date

ca. 1775 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

Dimensions

Height: 260 mm maximum, Width: 208 mm maximum, Height: 207 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum, Width: 150 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum

Object history note

IS.10 to 18-1954 were purchased from Maggs Bros., London W1.

Descriptive line

Painting, Krishna stealing curd from milkmaid, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Bengal, ca. 1775

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint; Gold

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Theft; Deity; Milk; Milkmaid

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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