Sri Krsna with the flute


Historical period(s)
ca. 1790-1800
Pahari School
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W: 20.9 x 23 cm (8 1/4 x 9 1/16 in)
India, Punjab Hills
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


cow, flute, fly whisk, Gopi, India, Krishna, night

To 1930
Ajit Ghose, Calcutta to 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Ajit Ghose, Calcutta in 1930 [2]


[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Ajit Ghose

Published References
  • Larry Ball. 30,000 Years of Art: The Story of Human Creativity Across Time and Space. London and New York, 2007. p. 849.
  • Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. Catalogue of the Indian Collections in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston. pp. 6, 13.
  • Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. Rajput Painting: An Account of the Hindu paintings of Rajasthan and the Panjab Himalayas from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century Described in their Relation to Contemporary Thought. 2 vols., New York and London. p. 21.
  • D.J. Ehnbom. Indian Miniatures: The Ehrenfeld Collection. New York. pl. 33.
  • Lee Siegel. Sacred and Profane Dimensions of Love in Indian Traditions, as Exemplified in the Gitagovinda of Jayadeva. New Delhi and New York. .
  • Freer Gallery of Art. Gallery Book IV: Exhibition of September 24, 1934. Washington, September 24, 1934. .
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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