On the Threshold of Youth, illustration to the Rasamanjari, Basohli, c. 1695

On the Threshold of Youth, illustration to the Rasamanjari, Basohli, c. 1695

Krishna and Nayika. Pahari school, Basohli style, 3rd quarter of 17th century. “A Bitter Look”. From a series of illustrations to the poem “Rasamanjari” by Bhanudatta. Jammu, Dogra Art Gallery.

Krishna and Nayika. Pahari school, Basohli style, 3rd quarter of 17th century. “A Bitter Look”. From a series of illustrations to the poem “Rasamanjari” by Bhanudatta. Jammu, Dogra Art Gallery.

Darshan of Krishna: Folio from the Rasamanjari II Series. Artist: Devidasa of Nurpur (active ca. 1680–ca. 1720). Date: dated 1695. Culture: India (Basohli, Jammu).

Darshan of Krishna: Folio from the Rasamanjari II Series. Artist: Devidasa of Nurpur (active ca. 1680–ca. 1720). Date: dated 1695. Culture: India (Basohli, Jammu).

Radha confides in companion, Rasamanjari illustration, Basohli, ca. 1660-1670. Inscription: 'Love proud' [verse from the Rasamanjari] 'O sakhi! I am unable to say how lucky you are, for your lover adorns your body with jewel-studded ornaments. But my beloved, afraid even of a slight interruption in his gazing at me, does not decorate me'.

Radha (Painting)

Radha confides in companion, Rasamanjari illustration, Basohli, ca. 1660-1670. Inscription: 'Love proud' [verse from the Rasamanjari] 'O sakhi! I am unable to say how lucky you are, for your lover adorns your body with jewel-studded ornaments. But my beloved, afraid even of a slight interruption in his gazing at me, does not decorate me'.

Radha upbraiding Krishna, who strives to placate her; Radha holds a tassel of his sleeve. From a Nayaka Nayika series, possibly the Rasamanjari of Bhanu Datta.   Basohli, India (made). Date  ca. 1680 - ca. 1700 (made)

Radha upbraiding Krishna, who strives to placate her; Radha holds a tassel of his sleeve. From a Nayaka Nayika series, possibly the Rasamanjari of Bhanu Datta. Basohli, India (made). Date ca. 1680 - ca. 1700 (made)

Nayika expects her lover with impatience. “Did I go into the forest in vain?" to a poem in a “Rasamanjari” by Bhanudata. Basholi style 1665 Jammu, India

Nayika expects her lover with impatience. “Did I go into the forest in vain?" to a poem in a “Rasamanjari” by Bhanudata. Basholi style 1665 Jammu, India

Rasamanjari illustration, opaque watercolour on paper, Basohli, ca. 1660-1670. Inscription: 'In the winter season, her husband having told the servant to cut the ber tree, the doe-eyed nayika dropped the axe in the water'. Best view (click & enlarge): http://media.vam.ac.uk/collections/img/2013/GD/2013GD5541_2500.jpg

Radha (Painting)

Rasamanjari illustration, opaque watercolour on paper, Basohli, ca. 1660-1670. Inscription: 'In the winter season, her husband having told the servant to cut the ber tree, the doe-eyed nayika dropped the axe in the water'. Best view (click & enlarge): http://media.vam.ac.uk/collections/img/2013/GD/2013GD5541_2500.jpg

Rasamanjari illustration, Krishna confiding in a companion. Basohli, India ca. 1660-1670.

Krishna (Painting)

Rasamanjari illustration, Krishna confiding in a companion. Basohli, India ca. 1660-1670.

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