Maharaja of Bikaner, Sangram Singh
From 1970 to 1984
Toby Falk (1942-1997), London, purchased in 1970
From 1984 to 2011
Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Los Angeles, purchased from Toby Falk in 1984 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Cathy Glynn Benkaim
 According to information from Catherine Glynn Benkaim.
- Previous Owner(s)
Maharaja of Bikaner Singram Singh
Catherine Glynn Benkaim
Toby Falk 1942 - 1997
Here, a palace garden with domed kiosk and fountains is integrated into a larger landscape of fertile farmlands beneath a radiant sun. This richly detailed folio illustrates a verse from the Rasikapriya, a court poem that describes the Hindu god Krishna as the ideal hero and lover. The garden's pastoral yet princely setting provides an appropriate locale for Krishna's romance with his beloved Radha.
The pavilion-with an open porch, fountain, and raised walkways, through which water channels run-is a typical feature of seventeenth-century Indian princely gardens, cultivated by both Hindu and Muslim nobility. The bold palette of primary colors, as well as the smiling sun, indicates that the painting was produced for the court of Mewar in Rajasthan.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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