With twilight, the beauty and blessing of Rhada

It is almost dusk here in Philly now.


‘We have reached Jaipur,’ wrote a friend.  She had returned to her native city from her foreign home.

“Rhada is here. We are under her blessing now.’







Rhada and Krishna Walking at Night, and detail, opaque watercolour and gold on paper; folio from the Gita Govinda, 1775-80. Punjab kingdom of Kangra or Guler.  Photos from the net.

Exhibited in Seeing the Divine: Pahari Painting of  North India at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, 2019