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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Tehri Garhwal (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr R. W. Skelton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, depicting the gopis (cowherd women) bathing in the river Yamuna, Krishna has hung their garments on the branches of a tree. The bashful gopis are pleading with the mischievous Krishna to return their clothes.

Place of Origin

Tehri Garhwal (made)


ca. 1820 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

handwritten on back of object


Height: 253 mm, Width: 190 mm, Height: 244 mm image within innermost painted border maximum, Width: 182 mm image within innermost painted border maximum

Descriptive line

Painting, Krishna and the cow-girls' clothes, in opaque watercolour on paper, Tehri Garhwal, ca. 1820

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

p. 121, cat. no. 33
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
cat. no. 81
Khanna, Balraj; Krishna: The Divine Lover, South Bank Centre, London 1997, ISBN 1 85332 166 4


Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint



Subjects depicted

Figures; Tree; Deity; Clothes; Milkmaids


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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