A pichhawai of the worship of Dvarkadhishji by the gopis
Kishangarh, 2nd half of the 19th century
Opaque watercolor on canvas; within a lush green forest and the cusped golden pavilion, the four-armed Vishnu is lavishly adorned with pearl necklaces and a lotus bud wreath. He is flanked by four gopis balancing golden matka (curd pots) and making offerings of lotuses. Eight corresponding European style colored glass vases issuing elaborate floral displays are set at the edge of the marble platform. The foreground is occupied by cows adorned with peacock feathers, red markings, and bells attended to by gopas, and a river below. Flying in animal-headed golden chariots above are the various gods sprinkling flowers on the figures below.
Image: 131 1/8 x 100 3/4 in. (333 x 256 cm)