Mar 17, 2014

Krishna Ferrying Radha Across the Yamuna River (recto)

Krishna Ferrying Radha Across the Yamuna River (recto)

c. 1890

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Gum tempera, graphite, ink, and tin on paper

Secondary Support: 48.5 x 29.3 cm (19 1/8 x 11 9/16 in.); Painting only: 45.5 x 27.4 cm (17 15/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec Ward 2003.129.a



This image is taken from popular dramas where Krishna, lover of the cowgirls (gopis), disguises himself as a boatman to ferry a demure Radha, his favorite gopi. It depicts devotion and the intensity of separated lovers.

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