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Radha and Krishna

Painting
Early 19th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


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Materials and Techniques
Painted in opaque watercolour on paper
Brief Description
Painting, Radha and Krishna seated on palace terrace, opaque watercolour on paper, Jaipur, early 19th century
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.
Content description
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.
Styles
Gallery Label
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)
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Collection
Accession Number
IS.108-1951

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record createdJune 27, 2003
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