Krishna and Radha at the Dwarka Shrine

Historical period(s)
ca. 1680
Amber school
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W (painting): 28 × 20 cm (11 × 7 7/8 in) H x W (overall): 33 × 24.8 cm (13 × 9 3/4 in)
India, Rajasthan state, Amber
Credit Line
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


India, Krishna, Radha, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection, shrine

To 1981
Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York, New York [1]

From 1981 to 2001
Ralph Benkaim (1914-2001), Beverly Hills, California, purchased from Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York, New York in May 1981 [2]

From 2001 to 2008
Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, by inheritance from Ralph Benkaim after his death in 2001

From 2018
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim


[1] According to information from Catherine Glynn Benkaim.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See Acquisition Consideration Form, object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Terence McInerney Fine Arts, Ltd.
Ralph (1914-2001) and Catherine Benkaim
Catherine Glynn Benkaim

Published References
  • (Catherine Glynn). Evidence of Painting for the Amber Court. vol. LVI, 1/2. fig. 26.
  • Joan Cummins. Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Savior. Exh. cat. no. 134.
  • Pasricha. Painting at Sawar and Issarda in the 17th century., Autumn 1982. p. 261.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
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