- Museum number
Gouache painting on paper. Kṛṣṇa and Rādhā seated in a terraced garden with female attendants and musicians.
- Production date
- 1830 (circa)
Height: 31 centimetres (including border)
Height: 23.50 centimetres
Width: 27 centimetres (including border)
Width: 15.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Blurton, R:
This painting depicts the ideal lovers of Indian myth, Radha and Krishna. The painting is executed in the style typical of the later period of Punjab Hills work, distinctive for the harmonious, rather than clashing colours. The pastel shades mirror the tenderness of the lover's exchange. Radha shyly turns away but their love for each other is clear.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1990 20 Oct-9 Dec, Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.149
1991 5 Jan-20 Feb, Japan, Yamaguchi, Prefectural Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.149
1991 9 Mar-7 May, Japan, Osaka, National Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.149
2007 9 Aug-11 Nov, London, BM, Faith, Narrative and Desire: Masterpieces of Indian Painting in the British Museum.
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