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    Sale 12471

    Arts of India

    26 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 53

    KRISHNA AND RADHA

    KISHANGARH, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1760

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    KRISHNA AND RADHA
    KISHANGARH, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1760
    Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the gods sit together on a terrace, amorously holding each other's hands, richly dressed and bejewelled, their heads within green nimbus, blue-skinned Krishna wearing a pink turban, a female attendant walks in from a pavilion to the left, a lake in the background, laid down on blue card with broad borders decorated with gilt foliage, the reverse with Maharaja seal impression, mounted, framed and glazed
    The painting 6½ x 4¾in. (16.5 x 12.2cm.); page 13 3/8 x 10 (34 x 25.5cm.)


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    Provenance

    Acquired from Colnaghi, London, 20 July 1979


    Pre-Lot Text

    A PRIVATE ENGLISH COLLECTION OF INDIAN PAINTINGS (LOTS 53-60)

    The following eight paintings were acquired by a private collector in London from Colnaghi, 14 Old Bond Street, London between 1978 and 1980. They are excellent examples of the main traditions of Indian painting: Mughal, Pahari and Rajput. Christie's is delighted to offer this small yet captivating selection of Indian paintings, which is the illustration of the sharp eye of an inquisitive collector.