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Radha and Krishna in a Landscape, c. 1810

Unknown (Indian, Himachal Pradesh, Mandi - c. 1810)

opaque watercolour on paper with gold ruled borders, laid on gold-speckled blue board with traces of colour
23 x 15 cm
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1979
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23631)

The heros of the greatest love story of Indian myth are shown in an extensive landscape. At right Krishna plays the flute before Radha, attracted by his divine sounds. In this image even the animals feel the effect of his music.

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