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Kishangarh Miniature of Legendary Indian Beauty Radha

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Directory: Fine Art: Drawings: Pen: Contemporary: Item # 808889

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A drawing by contemporary Kishangarh artist Yagya Prakash copies the form of an 18th century painting attributed to Nihal Chand, an artist in the court of Kishangarh Maharajah Sawant Singh. The distinctive Kishangarh School of miniature painting, characterized by elegantly elongated people with pointed chins and long stylized eyes under drooping eyelids, developed in the early 1700s under the patronage of this 10th ruler of Kishangarh. Frequently portrayed as seen here, are Radha, the beautiful part human, part divine cowherd, and Krishna, for whom her lifelong love symbolizes romantic perfection in numerous Indian paintings, poems and songs. The image of Krishna in many early Kishangarh miniatures was said to have strongly resembled the maharajah. This drawing, which closely follows the form of the original miniature painting, is done in brown ink with the outlines of the many jewels filled in with white ink for emphasis. Yagya Prahash is a young artist who works in the miniature tradition of Rajasthan, which includes emulating the paintings of early master miniaturists. This contemporary sketch, on paper, with a ¾” inch border, is in perfect condition. It is not matted. Dimensions: height 9 ½” (24 cm), width 8 ¼” (21 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM