Bundi style Rajasthan, India, Bundi
Krishna hiding from the gopis [Cowgirls searching for Krishna who sits hidden awaiting them] late 18th century Place made: Bundi, Rajasthan, India
Materials & Technique: drawings, painted sketches, ink, opaque watercolour; brush-drawing Support: cream wove paper
Primary Insc: Inscribed verso, u.c., black ink, Devanagari script, several lines of verse.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.r., within image, black ink 'G-A.D.286'.
Dimensions: image 26.0 h x 19.9 w cm support 27.9 h x 20.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gayer-Anderson Gift
Accession No: NGA 91.1530
Subject: Avatar: Vishnu Hindu Deities
  • acquired in Ajmer, Jaipur or Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, possibly from descendants of the artist, by Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson, 1927
  • exported from India by Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson, 1930
  • held in the collection of Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson and Major Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson, Pasha, both of The Little Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk, England, 1927-1953
  • 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