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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 724

    Krishna Asking Pardon of Radhika

    INDIA, KOLKATA, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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    Krishna Asking Pardon of Radhika
    India, Kolkata, early 20th century
    The kalighat depicting Radha seated on a low stool looking away from Krishna as he kneels at her feet
    Opaque and transparent pigments, and silver, on paper
    17¼ x 10½ in. (43.8 x 26.6 cm.)


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    This theme was a favorite in bhakti literature for demonstrating devotion to Krishna. For kalighats showing Krishna and Radha in identical and reversed compositions, see J. Jain, Kalighat Painting: Images from a Changing WorldTi, 1999, p. 83-84, fig. 80 and 81.