MARCH NY 2012****A painting from the Punjab Hills
Lot 1186
Illustration to a Rasikapriya series: Krishna eavesdrops on Radha and her confidant Kangra, circa 1810
Sold for US$ 31,250 inc. premium
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MARCH NY 2012****A painting from the Punjab Hills MARCH NY 2012****A painting from the Punjab Hills
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Illustration to a Rasikapriya series: Krishna eavesdrops on Radha and her confidant
Kangra, circa 1810
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; unaware of the presence of her beloved, Radha and her confidant are deep in discussion within an open terrace at the edge of a garden. Krishna is set behind the low garden wall resting on his golden staff and draped in a gilt-lined mauve cloak.
Image: 10 1/8 x 6 1/8 in. (25.6 x 15.5 cm.); Folio: 12 1/4 x 9 1/8 in. (31.1 x 21.3 cm.)

Footnotes

  • Inscribed verso with six lines of Devanagri

    Compare with fourteen paintings are in the Victoria and Albert Museum, see Archer, Indian Painting from the Punjab Hills, 1973, Kangra, no.66 i-vi, pp.305-307.

    Provenance:
    Terrence McInerny, New York
    La Louvre, Los Angeles, 1989, Indian Miniatures: 16th to 19th century Paintings, January 10 – February 4, 1989, no. 25.
    Private Collection, USA
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