Krishna Stroking Radha's Feet (verso), from a Kalighat album

c. 1890
Secondary Support: 47.6 x 29.2 cm (18 3/4 x 11 1/2 in.); Painting only: 45.4 x 27.9 cm (17 7/8 x 11 in.)
Location: not on view
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Appeased by Krishna’s flattery, Radha sits in a chair coyly holding the cloth covering her head. According to popular stories about the couple, Radha often experiences longing for him while they are separated and jealousy for his love affairs with other cowgirls (gopis). Here Krishna is imploring her to forgive him for his transgressions.
Krishna Stroking Radha's Feet (verso), from a Kalighat album

Krishna Stroking Radha's Feet (verso), from a Kalighat album

c. 1890

Eastern India, Bengal, Kolkata, Kalighat

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