Illustration from an Abduction of Rukmini Series: The Marriage of Krishna and Rukmini
- Place Made:
- India: Himachal Pradesh, Kangra Workshop
- c. 1800
- Opaque watercolor on paper
- image: 7-3/4 x 11-7/8 in. (19.7 x 30.2 cm); sheet: 9-7/8 x 13-3/8 in. (25.1 x 34.0 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Vineet and Floretta Kapoor
- Accession Number:
- © Norton Simon Museum
This painting illustrates the happy conclusion of the Rukmini-haran, a story describing the princess Rukmini’s devotion to Krishna. Having escaped an unhappy betrothal to a powerful king, she travels to Krishna’s palace in Dvaraka to be wed to the blue lord.
The artist has used a combination of perspectives to illustrate the wedding ceremony and onlookers’ reactions. Krishna, Rukmini, and other participants in the ceremony are seen from above, yet the patterned surface of the palace walls that surround them runs along the painting’s bottom edge. This manipulation of interior and exterior spaces characterizes the work of Phurku, a painter who worked in the Kangra workshop for nearly forty years, and who may have executed this painting.
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