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This painting is one of a series of Kangra paintings in the Museum's collection which depict various scenes from the life of Krishna.

Kangra painting refers to the art of Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, a former princely state, which was an important centre of the Pahari school of painting. Pahari paintings, as the name suggests, were paintings executed in the hilly regions of India, in the sub-Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh and were patronized by the Rajput rulers between the 17th and 19th centuries. A popular theme portrayed was the eternal love between Radha and Krishna. The other popular themes were the stories of Nala and Damayanti, and those from Keshavdas's Baramasa.

Details

  • Title: Kangra painting
  • Date: 1700/1799
  • Location: Pahari Kangra School
  • Physical Dimensions: (With frame) L 33.5 cm x W 41.5 cm
  • Material: Handmade paper and pigments
  • Gallery: Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai Gallery

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