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Radha writing a love letter, Kangra, ca. 1800 (Cambridge, Fogg Museum of Art)

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Title: Radha writing a love letter, Kangra, ca. 1800 (Cambridge, Fogg Museum of Art)
Author(s): Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Pahari Miniature Painting, Kangra: Tira-Sujanpur, Nurpur, Mandi etc.;paintings;miniatures;slide set
Description: Radha the milkmaid was the sweetheart of Krishna, one of Vishnu's incarnations. The love story of Radha and Krishna, recounted in the Bhagavata Purana, was a celebrated Vaishnava theme. Radha is shown here writing a letter to her beloved. The cool palette and fine brushwork show Mughal influence.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-3359


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