Krishna with Cow 2

Location: not on view
This artwork is known to be under copyright.

Download, Print and Share

Did You Know?

The artist signed his name in Bengali script in the lower right.


Inspired by the bold style of Kalighat paintings, Jamini Roy created paintings using indigenous materials, often with multiple versions of the same subject. Here the infant Krishna crawls with a butter ball in one hand. The cow, flowers, and leaves set the rural bucolic environment of his youth.
Krishna with Cow 2

Krishna with Cow 2


Jamini Roy

(Indian, 1887–1972)
Eastern India, Bengal, Kolkata, Kalighat

Visually Similar Artworks

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.