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Radha and Krishna

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Punjab Hills (made)
    Kangra (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    P. C. Manuk and Miss G. M. Coles Bequest through Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Place of Origin

Punjab Hills (made)
Kangra (made)


ca. 1780 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper


Height: 150 mm, Width: 193 mm, Height: 130 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 173 mm image within innermost painted borders

Descriptive line

Painting, Radha and Krishna in the grove, opaque watercolour on paper, Pahari, Kangra, ca. 1780

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

p. 293, cat. no. 15
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
p. 44, cat. no. 37.
Topsfield, Andrew, An introduction to Indian Court Painting, H.M.S.O., London, 1984, 0112903835
cat. no. 55
Khanna, Balraj; Krishna: The Divine Lover, South Bank Centre, London 1997, ISBN 1 85332 166 4
p. 80
Ayers, J. Oriental Art in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London 1983, ISBN 0-85667-120-7
pl. 45
Irwin, John C., Indian Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: H. M. Stationery Office, 1968


Paint; Opaque watercolour; Paper


Painting; Painted

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Stream; Birds; Deities; Egrets


Paintings; Hinduism; Religion; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project; Animals and Wildlife; Landscapes


South & South East Asia Collection

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