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Folio from a Sursagar Manuscript: Radha and Krishna Exchanging Clothes and Reversing RolesEnlarge image

Folio from a Sursagar Manuscript: Radha and Krishna Exchanging Clothes and Reversing Roles, c. 1700-1725

Unknown (Indian, Rajasthan, Mewar - 1700-1725)

opaque watercolour on light board with added coloured board borders
39.5 x 28.6 cm
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1979
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23586)

The painting is an illustration of the "Sursagar" ("Ocean of Sur") by the blind poet Surdas (c.1483-1563). The text concerns the cult of Krishna, here shown at play with his beloved in a sequence of images set in a garden.

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