Indian and Himalayan Art
A Young GoswamiMade in Nathdwara, Mewar, Rajasthan, India, Asia
Late 19th to early 20th century
Artist/maker unknown, India
Opaque watercolor on paper
Currently not on view
2006-53-134Bequest of Dean Walker, 2006
LabelThis page was once part of a sketchbook made by the still-active artist lineage working at Nathadwara in Rajasthan. Nathadwara is associated with Shrinathji, a form of the god Krishna. The painting shows a partially colored and corrected drawing of a young goswami (priest) from the Nathadwara lineage. The vertical lines on his head indicate his allegiance to Krishna/Vishnu. Made in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century, the frontal portrayal and heavy shading reveal an aesthetic that reflects the impact of European (especially British) oil painting on India's religious imagery.