Gum tempera, graphite, ink, and tin on paper
Painting only: 44.5 x 28.3 cm (17 1/2 x 11 1/8 in.)
Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec Ward 2003.130
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. The painting includes an image of another woman, dressed in white with shorn hair, possibly a widow. Krishna is portrayed as sporting a mustache and has a Prince Albert hairstyle.
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