Page from a Dispersed Rasikapriya
India (Rajasthan, Bundi)
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
13 1/2 x 8 7/8 in. (34.3 x 22.5 cm)
Purchase, Cynthia Hazen Polsky Fund, 1990
Not on view
Krishna approaches Radha and a go-between who has facilitated this meeting. Recurrent within the Rasikapriya iconography are the open pavilion and empty bed, allusions to a possible passionate encounter. The Bundi workshops developed a refined jewel-like painting style that emphasized patterned architecture and a verdant conception of nature. Contact with the Mughal atelier contributed to the Bundi aesthetic, which shares many characteristics with Mewar and Malwa idioms.