Radha is informed of Krishna’s arrival from the Rasikapriya

Historical period(s)
Sisodia dynasty, ca. 1640
Movement
Mewar Court
School
Rajput School
Medium
Opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 24.8 x 21 cm (9 3/4 x 8 1/4 in)
Geography
India, Mewar, Rajasthan state, Udaipur
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Page
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1991.93
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
India, Krishna, lovers, Radha, Sisodia dynasty (861 - 1947), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

Hindu texts frequently use romantic imagery to evoke the longing of the individual soul for union with the divine. The Kavipriya (Poems of the Beloved), written in the late sixteenth century, describes possible emotional situations that arise between lovers.

Published References
  • Harsha V. Dehejia. Rasikapriya: Ritikavya of Keshavdas in Ateliers of Love. .
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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