Krishna approaches Radha, folio from a Rasikpriya

Radha, seated on a balcony, gazes at Krishna as he approaches. Lush trees and a stormy sky in the background.

Artist: Nuruddin
Historical period(s)
dated 1690
Bikaner school
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W (overall): 19 × 14 cm (7 1/2 × 5 1/2 in)
India, Rajasthan state, Bikaner
Credit Line
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


balcony, India, Krishna, Radha, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection, Rasikapriya
Provenance research underway.

Radha, seated on a balcony, gazes at Krishna as he approaches. Lush trees and a stormy sky in the background.


Verso: in nagari script: rasakpriya nur mahmad ja 4 sam [vat] 1747 [? yeh?] sudi am 3
The Rasikpriya by Nur Muhammad in vs. 1747/1690 c on the third day of the moonlit half of the month of [?]. [no.] 14
A verse in a second hand: sri….prabhav 6.

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
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