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Krishna

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Tehri Garhwal (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr R. W. Skelton

  • Museum number:

    IS.263-1953

  • 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)

Date

ca. 1820 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'£3'
handwritten on back of object

Dimensions

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

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Figures; Tree; Deity; Clothes; Milkmaids

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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