Toilette of Radha

Toilette of Radha

c. 1810-1820

Gum tempera and gold on paper

Image: 21.1 x 14.5 cm (8 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.); Overall: 24.8 x 18.3 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/16 in.)

Edward L. Whittemore Fund 1953.245



Krishna spies on his beloved Radha as she dresses for the day. An attendant holds a mirror for her, while others hold a sheet and a whisk of peacock feathers. Such a poetic scene suggests that even in our most private and intimate moments, god can see us.

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