The Gopis Refuse to Play Holi

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

Object Place: Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India


20.5 x 26.4 cm (8 1/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink and opaque watercolor on primed paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Drawings / Watercolors


Reverse: Seal of "S. Bahadur Shah, Dealer of Quriosities [sic], Mochee Gate, Lahore"


By 1916, purchased in India by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947) probably from S. Bahadur Shah, Lahore (as per seal on reverse); 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