Krishna welcoming Sudama, from a Bhagavata Purna

Historical period(s)
ca. 1700
Bilaspur Court
Pahari School
Color and gold on paper
H x W: 17 x 29 cm (6 11/16 x 11 7/16 in)
India, Punjab Hills, Himachal Pradesh state, Bilaspur
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


fly whisk, India, Krishna

To 1930
Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Boston to 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Boston in 1930 [2]


[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy 1877-1947

Published References
  • Hermann Goetz, Ernst Kuhnel., vols. 1-2 Leipzig, 1924-1925. pl. 34, fig. 11.
  • Ajit Ghose. The Basohli School of Rajput Painting. vol. 37 New Delhi, January 1929. p. 6.
  • 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. pp. 18-19, 39, pl. 29.
  • Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. History of Indian and Indonesian Art. New York and London. p. 130, pl. 87, fig. 267.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
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