15.7 x 10.5 in. / 39.9 x 26.7 cm.
Watercolour highlighted with silver pigment on paper
The Kalighat pat painting, that found one of its first champions in British civil servant and art historian W. G. Archer, was distinctive for its strong colouring and a vast range of themes from the extensive Hindu universe of beliefs and mythology. In this Untitled work, the artist recreates an episode from the life of Krishna as a young boy, while he is playing by the river Yamuna with his elder brother Balram. A demon rises from the river to capture his brother—Krishna’s story is replete with his success over demons—whom he rescues with a clever strategy.
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