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Raja Savant Singh and Bani Thani as Krishna and Radha Strolling in a Palace Garden
Raja Savant Singh and Bani Thani as Krishna and Radha Strolling in a Palace Garden
Attrib. To:
Date:
ca. 1760
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Transparent And Opaque Watercolor And Gold On Paper Mounted On A Heavier Sheet
Dimensions:
Sheet: 186 x 131 mm (7 5/16 x 5 3/16 in.)
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Country:
Continent:
Asia
Provenance:

Provenance: Sotheby’s, London, 14 Dec. 1987, no. 76 , repr.(sold for £8250); R.E. Lewis Inc.;
See excerpt from Sotheby catalogue in file: Raja Savant Singh (ruler of Kishangarh 1748-1764) never formally ruled after father’s death in 1748, preferring to live with the poetess/singer Bani Thani in Brindaban, where Krishna spent his childhood. Their romance and religious devotion a favorite subject of 18th century Kishangarh school.;
TREASURES95

Accession Number:
1988.2.74
Acquisition Date:
1988-01-01
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Endowment Fund

Exhibition History:

CPLH, TREASURES, 11 Nov 1995 - 3 March 1996, cat. # 224.
CPLH, Tradition and Innovation, 1500 - 1989, 10 Sept - 31 Dec 1989.
CPLH, Connoisseurship and Commerce: The Legacy of R.E. Lewis, 10 Dec 2005 - 19 Feb 2006.
Friends of Photography, San Francisco, Capturing Eden: A Photographic Survey of Gardens, Jan 2001

Rajah Savant Singh as Krishna (blue face) walking in a garden with Bani Thani (as Radha) in a garden, two female figures seen in the banana trees, palace behind

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”