, Krishna and Radha Enlarge 1 /1

On display on Level 1

Kalighat style Bengal, India, Calcutta
Krishna and Radha c. 1856 Place made: Kalighat, Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India
Materials & Technique: paintings, watercolours, watercolour, silver paint; hand-applied (brush and small ball of fine cloth) Support: paper
Dimensions: image 36.2 h x 27.6 w cm support 38.7 h x 27.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gayer-Anderson Gift 1954
Accession No: NGA 91.1323
Subject: Hindu Kalighat School Deities
Provenance:
  • Acquired in Dundee, Scotland, by Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson, 1953
  • held in the collection of Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson and the late Major Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson, Pasha, both of The Little Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk, England, 1953
  • who gave it to the Commonwealth of Australia, 1953
  • held by National Library of Australia, Canberra, after transfer from London, 1954-1991
  • transferred to the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 1991.
  • The collecting history of this painting is partial. The earliest known transaction is its acquisition by the donor in Scotland in 1953. The National Gallery of Australia welcomes further information regarding its history of ownership prior to 1953.