- Other Title
- Krishna playing the flute among the gopis while Jambavan sits on the riverbank
- Place where the work was made
- Cultural origin
- circa 1690
- Media category
- Materials used
- opaque watercolour on paper
- 26.0 x 20.5 cm
- Gift of Dr Jim Masselos 2021
- Lower Asian gallery
- Accession number
Krishna is a Hindu deity and much-loved avatar of Vishnu. He is adored for his miraculous deeds and playful irreverence. He grew up incognito as a cowherd (gopa), spending much of his time flirting with the milkmaids (gopis) of the village. Set on the banks of the lotus-filled Yamuna river, this painting shows blue-skinned Krishna charming four gopis with his flute playing, while the bear king, Jambavan looks on.
Shown in 1 exhibition
Elemental, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Jul 2022–2024
Maggs Bros. Ltd., London/England, offered in the sale of "Oriental Miniatures and Illumination", purchased by Jim Masselos.
Jim Masselos, 2021, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, donated to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2021.