Recto: The Gopis beseech Krishna to return their clothes; Verso: Sketches of heads

Indian, Pahari
second quarter 19th century
Attributed to The Family of Nainsukh

Object Place: Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India


Overall: 14.9 x 22.8 cm (5 7/8 x 9 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Rough preliminary drawing: graphite and ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Drawings / Watercolors


On reverse, in Devanagari (translated by Coomaraswamy): When Lord Krishnaji said, 'It is your sin that ye bathed in the river naked on the day of your fast': (then) having taken to heart the Lord's admonition, they made obeisance."


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