Radha Pining for Krishna from a Gita Govinda manuscript

Artist: Master of the first generation after Nainsukh (active ca. 1710-1778)
Historical period(s)
Kangra Court
Pahari School
Opaque paints on paper
H x W (overall): 17.4 x 27.5 cm (6 7/8 x 10 13/16 in)
India, Punjab Hills, Himachal Pradesh state, Kangra
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Paul F. Walter
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Painting

Album leaf with painting

India, Krishna, landscape, Radha, tree, woman

To 2005
Paul F. Walter, New York to 2005 [1]

From 2005
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Paul F. Walter in 2005


[1] Paintings were among the first Indian art objects collected by Paul Walter during the 1960s. This particular page was exhibited at the Pierpont Morgan Library, and at a host of other sites; see the exhibition catalog, Pratapaditya Pal, The Classical Tradition in Rajput Painting (1978), pp. 182-83, pl. 66 (according to Provenance Remark 1, Vidya Dehejia, December 30, 1997, in the object record).

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Paul F. Walter 1935-2017

Published References
  • Gytagovinda. Lithuania. p. 106.
  • Pratapaditya Pal. The Classical Tradition of Rajput Painting: From the Paul F. Walter Collection. Exh. cat. New York. pp. 182-183, pl. 66.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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