Kangra school erotic miniature, 1830


Period:Kangra school, 1830

Media:Gouache on paper


The pictorial art of Kangra is one of the finest gifts of India to the art-world, named after Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, a former princely state, which patronized the art.

The focal theme of Kangra painting is Shringar (the erotic sentiment). The subjects seen in Kangra painting exhibit the taste and the traits of the life style of the society of that period. Bhakti cult was the driving force and the love story of Radha and Krishna was the main source of spiritual experience, which was also the base for the visual expression.

Kangra paintings depict the feminine charm in a very graceful soft and refined manner.

Collection Kapoor, USA

Painting in perfect condition, framed.