Krishna Holding Mount Govardhan

Artist: Attributed to Mola Ram (1760-1833)
Historical period(s)
ca. 1790
Garwhal Court
Pahari School
Color on paper
H x W: 25.3 x 17.1 cm (9 15/16 x 6 3/4 in)
India, Garhwal, Uttarakhand state
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


cow, Gopi, India, Krishna, Mount Govardhan
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • O. C. Gangoly. Giri-Govardhana-Dharana: A Kangra Miniature. no. 41, January 1930. opp. p. 18.
  • Mukandi Lal. Gahrwal Painting. New Delhi. pl. 1.
  • D.J. Ehnbom. Indian Miniatures: The Ehrenfeld Collection. New York. pls. 1, 2.
  • Sir William George Archer. The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry. no. 18, London. pl. 12.
  • Walter Spink. Krishnamandala: A Devotional Theme in Indian Art. Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, no. 2 Ann Arbor. p. 30, fig. 40.
  • National Museum of India. Krishna of the Bhagavata Purana, the Gita Govinda and Other Texts: National Museum, New Delhi. New Delhi. p. 30.
  • unknown title. vol. 14 London, July-December 1931. p. 61.
  • Mario Bussagli. Indian Miniatures. London and New York. p. 143, pl. 67.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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