Marwar painting, Jodhpur style Krishna detaining a milkmaid to steal her cream 1770–80 Place made: Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Materials & Technique: drawings, matrices, drawing, paper the outlines pierced by pricking in preparation for pouncing Support: paper
Dimensions: 20.8 h x 16.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gayer-Anderson Gift
Accession No: NGA 91.1534
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