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Radha and Krishna

Painting
ca. 1780 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Painting, opaque watercolour on paper, Radha in a gold-colored skirt and bodice with a transparent red veil sits embracing Krishna on a bed of plantain leaves. In the background are a grove of trees, one with pink flowers, another entwined by a thick creeper. Egrets and plantain trees are seen on the bank of a stream filled with red lotuses and leaves.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Painted in opaque watercolour on paper
Brief Description
Painting, Radha and Krishna in the grove, opaque watercolour on paper, Pahari, Kangra, ca. 1780
Physical Description
Painting, opaque watercolour on paper, Radha in a gold-colored skirt and bodice with a transparent red veil sits embracing Krishna on a bed of plantain leaves. In the background are a grove of trees, one with pink flowers, another entwined by a thick creeper. Egrets and plantain trees are seen on the bank of a stream filled with red lotuses and leaves.
Dimensions
  • Height: 150mm
  • Width: 193mm
  • Image within innermost painted borders height: 130mm
  • Image within innermost painted borders width: 173mm
05/06/2013 dimensions measured as part of Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project 2013; object irregular in shape
Content description
Radha in a gold-colored skirt and bodice with a transparent red veil sits embracing Krishna on a bed of plantain leaves. In the background are a grove of trees, one with pink flowers, another entwined by a thick creeper. Egrets and plantain trees are seen on the bank of a stream filled with red lotuses and leaves.
Style
Credit line
P. C. Manuk and Miss G. M. Coles Bequest through Art Fund
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • 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: 0856670022p. 293, cat. no. 15
  • Topsfield, Andrew, An introduction to Indian Court Painting, H.M.S.O., London, 1984, 0112903835p. 44, cat. no. 37.
  • Khanna, Balraj; Krishna: The Divine Lover, South Bank Centre, London 1997, ISBN 1 85332 166 4cat. no. 55
  • Ayers, J. Oriental Art in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London 1983, ISBN 0-85667-120-7p. 80
  • Irwin, John C., Indian Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: H. M. Stationery Office, 1968pl. 45
Collection
Accession Number
IS.15-1949

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record createdDecember 30, 2002
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