Shrinathji Shringar on a summer day

Shringar on a summer day

by Bitthaldas Sharma
circa 1910

Opaque watercolour and gold on paper
24 x 17.75 in. (61 x 45.1 cm.)

In summer the color scheme is light. Shrinathji is seen in garments made from jasmine buds. The white pichwai in the back seems to be in appliqué. The front room is filled with water. A tiny fountain cools the atmosphere with toy drains, turtles and real and artificial flowers in it. On the left, Govardhanlalji is shown performing an aarti with is young son Damodarlalji on the right, holding a fan.