Krishna and Radha at the Dwarka Shrine

Historical period(s)
ca. 1680
School
Amber school
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (painting): 28 × 20 cm (11 × 7 7/8 in) H x W (overall): 33 × 24.8 cm (13 × 9 3/4 in)
Geography
India, Rajasthan state, Amber
Credit Line
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2018.1.77
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Painting

Keywords
India, Krishna, Radha, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection, shrine
Provenance

To 1981
Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York, New York [1]

From 1981 to 2001
Ralph Benkaim (1914-2001), Beverly Hills, California, purchased from Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York, New York in May 1981 [2]

From 2001 to 2008
Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, by inheritance from Ralph Benkaim after his death in 2001

From 2018
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim

Notes:

[1] According to information from Catherine Glynn Benkaim.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See Acquisition Consideration Form, object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd.
Catherine Glynn Benkaim
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim

Published References
  • (Catherine Glynn). Evidence of Painting for the Amber Court. vol. LVI, 1/2. fig. 26.
  • Joan Cummins. Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Savior. Exh. cat. no. 134.
  • Pasricha. Painting at Sawar and Issarda in the 17th century., Autumn 1982. p. 261.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
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