Jaipur style Rajasthan, India, Jaipur
Krishna and a gopi [Krishna standing on a lotus flower and holding a horn beside him a girl playing a vina] early 19th century Place made: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Materials & Technique: drawings, matrices, ink, watercolour, charcoal, paper charcoal, ink and opaque watercolour, the outlines pierced by pricking in preparation for pouncing Support: paper
Dimensions: image 12.0 h x 10.2 w cm support 16.6 h x 13.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gayer-Anderson Gift
Accession No: NGA 91.1537
Subject: Avatar: Vishnu Deities Hindu
  • acquired in Jaipur, 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