Posted on: 15 April 2013

Digital Rare Book:
The Indian Song of Songs : From the Sanskrit of the Gîta Govinda of Jayadeva
By Edwin Arnold
Published by Trubner & Co., London - 1875

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An illustration to the Gita Govinda: Radha proceeds to her tryst with Krishna

The illustration depicts Radha with her confidant, en route to her tryst with Krishna in the lush forests of Vrindavana. Krishna, the Divine lover, waits in anticipation, gazing longingly in the direction of his beloved. In the distance, beyond the hillock on the left, are the silvery waters of the Yamuna with cranes ambling gracefully on its emerald banks.

Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper
image 6¼ by 10¼ in. (16 by 26 cm.)
circa 1780

India, Kangra or Guler


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