• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 298

    KRISHNA ENTHRONED

    KISHANGARH, CIRCA 1800-1830

    Price Realised  

    KRISHNA ENTHRONED
    KISHANGARH, CIRCA 1800-1830
    Gouache heightened with gold on paper, Krishna, his head surrounded by a nimbus sits cross-legged on a lavish gold throne set in a clearing surrounded on one side by trees and on the other by a silver lake with lotuses, around him sit a group of attentive holy men wearing shades of yellow, white and beige, one of them also with a nimbus surrounding his head, the sky behind in shades of purple and blue and the sun just visible behind the trees, a single line of devanagari behind
    6¼ x 10 1/8in. (15.9 x 26cm.)


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    Literature

    Patrick Carré, Dieux, tigres et amours. Miniatures indiennes du XVe au XXe siècle, Spain, 1993, pp.44-45