Krishna is standing in profile in front of a pavilion and is gazing at Radha whose face appears at the window, between curtains which she partially opens.
The scene takes place in an oval medallion surrounded by illuminated corners with polychrome floral decoration.
Punjab hills, school of Kangra, circa 1830
Ex collection of Dr C., Paris
This folio is possibly an illustration to the Sat Sai, written in Hindi by the poet Bihari in the early 17th century. This poetical text contains more than seven hundred (satsai) couplets, the majority of which deal with the theme of love, through the portrayals of Nayaks and Nayikas (heroes and heroines) in union or separation with their lovers. It has been much celebrated in various Indian courts and schools of painting, particularly in Kangra where the hero and heroine most often take the form of the god Krishna and his beloved Radha.
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