Mar 19, 2014

Radha and Krishna (verso), from a Kalighat album

Radha and Krishna (verso), from a Kalighat album

c. 1890

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Gum tempera, graphite, ink, and tin on paper

Secondary Support: 47.7 x 29.7 cm (18 3/4 x 11 11/16 in.); Painting only: 45.6 x 27.7 cm (17 15/16 x 10 7/8 in.)

Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec Ward 2003.156.b



Radha, Krishna’s consort and foremost of the cowgirls (gopis), is depicted here with Krishna, seated on a divan. Popular stories of their romance evoke longing in separation, jealousy, and secret trysts. This image portrays their mutually passionate relationship.

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