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Krishna and Radha seated on the marriage couch in an upper room: PD.40-1949

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Current Location: In storage


Krishna and Radha seated on the marriage couch in an upper room


Miniaturist: Unknown



Unfinished drawing.

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1946 by P.C. Manuk and Miss G.M. Coles, through the National Art Collections Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 239 mm
Width: 180 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1949) by Manuk, P. C. and Coles, G. M., Miss


Production date: circa AD 1800


The artist has first drawn the composition in red chalk, adding pen and black ink to define the forms. The sharply receding flower beds, and angular architecture show the influence of the Guler school.

School or Style

Kangra School

Materials used in production

Green wash
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of prepared paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite, green wash and red chalk, within ruled black ink lines, on white primed paper

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.40-1949
Primary reference Number: 33323
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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