Illustration from a Gita Govinda series Artist: Unknown

ca. 1720

Asian Art

As is often the case with paintings that illustrate manuscripts, the text at the top, written in the Devanagari script, identifies the scene. Two different vignettes portray a single narrative, a device often found in Indian paintings; here, Radha sits alone at the right and later meets Krishna at the left.

Medium

Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

Dimensions

without mounting: 8 7/16 × 15 3/16 in. (21.4 × 38.5 cm)
with mounting: 14 11/16 × 20 15/16 in. (37.3 × 53.2 cm)
framed: 16 × 22 in. (40.64 × 55.88 cm)

Credit Line

The Vera M. and John D. MacDonald, B.A. 1927, Collection, Gift of Mrs. John D. MacDonald

Accession Number

2001.138.27.2

Geography
Culture
Period

Mughal dynasty (1526–1857)

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Vera M. MacDonald and John D. MacDonald, Boston, Mass., by 2001; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2001
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Additional information

Object/Work type

human figures (visual works), illustration

Inscriptions

Vihita-vishada-bis-kisalaya-valaya\r\njivati param iha tava rati-kalaya.

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