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Krishna Ferrying Radha Across the Yamuna River

Krishna Ferrying Radha Across the Yamuna River

c. 1890
Location: not on view

Description

This image is taken from popular dramas where Krishna, lover of the cowgirls (gopis), disguises himself as a boatman to ferry a demure Radha, his favorite gopi. It depicts devotion and the intensity of separated lovers. The painting includes an image of another woman, dressed in white with shorn hair, possibly a widow. Krishna is portrayed as sporting a mustache and has a Prince Albert hairstyle.
  • ?-2003
    William E. Ward [1922-2004], Solon, OH, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    2003-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Indian Kalighat Paintings. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (May 1-September 18, 2011).
  • {{cite web|title=Krishna Ferrying Radha Across the Yamuna River|url=false|author=|year=c. 1890|access-date=03 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2003.130