Shringar of Maghsar Sudi Purnima for Chappan Bhog with background of Krishna Leela
by Khubiram Bhai Gopilal
Opaque watercolour and gold on paper
25 x 20 in. (63.5 x 50.8 cm)
This painting by renowned painters Khubiram and Gopilal is a wonderful amalgamation of Krishna Leela alongwith the aarti conducted by Govardhanlalji. At the centre of the painting is the scene where aarti is performed by Tilkayat Govardhanlalji standing on the left and his son Damodarlalji is on the right, holding a fan. The pichwai celebrates the occasion of Gopashtami. The bottom part of the border shows a pond full of lotus flowers and fishes. The border is depicted with different episodes of Krishna Leela with great detail and finesse.
Artists Khubiram and Gopilal were partners and had a shop in Nathdwara, where they served as middlemen for a large number of artists. They would generally have their name signed on whatever painting they would sell from their shop. They specialized in pichwais, manorath paintings, Krishna Leela scenes and portraits.