Aniruddha is hidden in Usha’s room after his abduction


  • Title : Aniruddha is hidden in Usha's room after his abduction
  • Year : ca. 1800
  • Classification : Watercolour Painting
  • Medium : Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension : 15 in. x 22 1/16 in. (38.1 cm x 56.04 cm)
  • Accession No : 1990.173
  • Country/ Geo-location : NEPAL
  • Museum : San Diego Museum of Art
  • Credit Line : Edwin Binney 3rd Collection
  • Provenance : (1) Maggs Bros. Ltd., London, England ( 1964 - August 29, 1964 ) (2) Edwin Binney 3rd, San Diego, California ( August 29, 1964 - August 27, 1990 ) (3) San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California ( August 27, 1990 - )
  • Label Copy : Label Copy: September 2005 Devotional Arts of Nepal An ambitious project produced in Nepal, this unusually large-format series of portfolio pages, when complete, included over one hundred pages. The paintings depict scenes from Book Ten of the Bhagavata Purana, a sacred text devoted to the god Vishnu with special emphasis on the his human incarnation as Krishna. Worhsip of Vishnu, and particularly his form as Krishna, was prominent in Nepal, along with Buddhism and the worship of Shiva and the goddess. These paintings indicate that their makers looked to Rajput traditions of India for inspiration, in aspects including the portfolio format and the use of bright color; but the Indian elements were adapted in idiosyncratic ways. These pictures present grand architectural tableaus, using local Nepali palace and temple forms, in which diminutive figures act in continuous narration. (The stories illustrated in these paintings are narrated in the kiosk program.)
  • Exhibition History : Nepal: Where the Gods Are, Asia House Gallery, 9/21/1975 - 12/21/1975