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Title

Krishna as the divine cowherd (buff border)

circa 1820


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Other Titles

Krishna

Govinda


Place where the work was made

Bikaner Rajasthan India


Date

circa 1820


Materials used

opaque watercolour with gold on paper


Dimensions

17.4 x 10.3 cm image; 24 x 15.9 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Bequest of Mr J. Kitto 1986


Location

Not on display


Accession number

105.1986



Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Indian Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Apr 2001–11 Jun 2001


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Carol Cains, Krishna: love and devotion, 'Krishna the cowherder', p6-9, Victoria, 2007, 6-9. General reference

Haema Sivanesan, Indian painting, 'Indian Painting', verso of poster., Sydney, 2001. cat.no. 2.22 - 2.25 (one of a set of four paintings; Acc.no.s 103-106.1986)