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Krishna and Radha, Page from a Dispersed Rasikapriya (Verses Celebrating Aspects of Love)

Date:
ca. 1660–70
Culture:
India (Rajasthan, Bundi)
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 12 3/8 in. × 7 in. (31.4 × 17.8 cm)
Mat: 13 1/2 × 8 7/8 in. (34.3 × 22.5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Cynthia Hazen Polsky Fund, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.23
Not on view
Krishna approaches Radha and a go-between who has facilitated their meeting. The open pavilion and empty bed, allusions to a possible passionate encounter, are a recurrent theme within paintings illustrating the devotional poetry of the Rasikapriya. Bundi workshops developed a refined jewel-like painting style featuring patterned architecture and a verdant conception of nature. While the Bundi aesthetic shares many characteristics with the Mewar and Malwa idioms, especially the architectural consideration of space, contact with the Mughal atelier contributed to its realistic portrayal of the natural world.
Inscription: Four lines in Hindi script at top of painting, set in a yellow oblong.
[ John Lawrence Fine Arts Inc. , London, until 1990, sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painting in Rajasthan, 1650–1850," February 15, 2005–July 3, 2005.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painting in Rajasthan," 2007.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Lyrical Visions: Paintings from North India," December 3, 2011–May 28, 2011.

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