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Radha and Krishna

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Jaipur (made)

  • Date:

    Early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.108-1951

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, showing Radha and Krishna seated on a terrace in a palace setting, flanked by female attendants with peacock-feather fans and musical instruments. In the background is a lake, palace buildings and a distant landscape.

Place of Origin

Jaipur (made)

Date

Early 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Descriptive line

Painting, Radha and Krishna seated on palace terrace, opaque watercolour on paper, Jaipur, early 19th century

Labels and date

RADHA AND KRISHNA SEATED ON A TERRACE
Opaque watercolour and gold paint on paper
Jaipur, Rajasthan
c. 1800
IS.108-1951

The Hindu god Krishna and his human consort Radha are depicted here as a Rajput prince and princess. They are surrounded by female attendants and musicians, and Radha herself is plucking a vina as she faces Krishna.
The highly polished but rather static style of painting is typical of Jaipur court art of the time. Western-style perspective has been used in the receding landscape and architecture. [27/9/2013]

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper

Subjects depicted

Deities; Lake; Servants; Terrace; Palace; Fans; Musical instruments

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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