Krishna's Favorite Reaches for Him but He has Vanished

Indian, Pahari
late 18th century
Attributed to The Family of Nainsukh


Object Place: Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 20.7 x 28.6cm (8 1/8 x 11 1/4in.) Image: 20.7 x 28.6 cm (8 1/8 x 11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2448

Medium or Technique

Ink and charcoal on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Inscription

Inscription on reverse in Sanskrit, in Devanagari script, translated by Coomaraswamy in Rajput Painting catalogue: "So saying, he spake to the dear one, 'Come on to my shoulder,' and then disappeared: and she, left lacking, suffered torment." (Sanskrit: Evamuktah priyamaha skandha aruhyatam iti / Talascantardadhe krsah sa vaduranvatapyat. 38)

Provenance

By 1916, purchased in India by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947); 1917, sold by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA; 1917, given by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession date: April 5, 1917)

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection