Bridgeman Logo
Your ongoing selection
Asset(s) Assets
Metadata Block (Hidden)

Contact us for further help

High res file dimension

Search for more high res images or videos

Nayika Awaits Her Lover page from a series illustrating the Rasikapriya of Keshavadasa opaque w...

IMAGE number
Nayika Awaits Her Lover, page from a series illustrating the Rasikapriya of Keshavadasa, 1692 (opaque w/c on paper)
Ibrahim (fl.1692) / Indian
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA
opaque watercolour on paper
1692 AD (C17th AD)
sheet:24.1x15.9 image:20.0x14.0 cms

Made: Rajasthan, India This painting illustrates the Hindu text called the Rasikapriya, which describes the many stages of a romantic relationship using the love affair between the Hindu god Krishna and his beloved, Radha, as an example. Here, the romantic heroine (also known as a nayika) sits talking to her friend, presumably about Krishna, not knowing that he is standing behind her. One of the interesting features of this painting is the canopy: it should probably be read as standing above their heads, but all four posts end behind the terrace. The arrangement defies logic, but ensures that the posts do not block our view of the main characters. Such spatial incongruities are relatively common in Indian painting, where illusion was less important than legibility and attractiveness.

Photo credit
© Brooklyn Museum of Art / Anonymous Gift / Bridgeman Images
17th century / 17 century / XVII century / XVIIth century / seventeenth century / c17th / 17 17th xvii xviith century / 17 17th 17th 17th XVII 18th century / Early XVII Century / circa 1600 / Early 17th Century / Seventeeth Century / India / indian / indians / India Indian / Inida / India: / Indian Culture / Asia / asian / asians / asia, asian / asian asian asian / Asia Asian / garden / female / god / figures / indian / seated / deity / servant / writing / terrace / shade / canopy / krishna / Painting / Mzpainting

Not available for e-commerce, please click to get a quote that fits your requirements

Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 3784 × 5336 px 320 × 452 mm 14 MB
Medium 726 × 1024 px 61 × 87 mm 1 MB
No Additional Copyright
Permission required for non-editorial use - Please contact us