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Illustration from a Gita Govinda series

ca. 1720

Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

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)
The Vera M. and John D. MacDonald, B.A. 1927, Collection, Gift of Mrs. John D. MacDonald
2001.138.27.2
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.
Geography: 
India
Culture: 
Indian
Period: 
Mughal dynasty (1526–1857)
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

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

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.