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Radha and Krishna

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Kangra (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820 - ca. 1825 (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, in opaque watercolour on paper, From a series of fourteen paintings (oval shape with yellow margins and floral surrounds) based on the Rasika Priya(love poems of Radha and Krishna) of Keshav Das. Radha is seated, conversing with an elderly woman on a terrace, while Krishna stands at one side.

Place of Origin

Kangra (made)


ca. 1820 - ca. 1825 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on the reverse in nagari characters with Hindi verses from the Rasika Priyaof Keshav Das: prakasa dhrishta nayaka ('The blatant pesterer of women') and numbered: 27.


Height: 319 mm, Width: 230 mm, Height: 260 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum, Width: 172 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum

Descriptive line

Pahari painting; 'the blatant pesterer', from a Rasika Priyaseries, opaque watercolour on paper, Kangra, ca. 1820-1825

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

p. 307, cat. no. 66 (viii)
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


Paint; Opaque watercolour; Paper



Subjects depicted

Deities; Terrace


Paintings; Hinduism; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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