Full length portrait of Govardhanlalji standing with cane
by Unknown Artist (after Ghasiram Sharma)
Opaque watercolour on paper
21.25 x 11 in. (54 x 27.9 cm.)
Nathdwara was at its zenith during the tenure of Govardhanlalji as the Tilkayat. Several portraits of Govardhanlalji were very popular amongst the pilgrims. One such painting is this full figure of the Tilkayat.
This painting was done in the middle part of his tenure, as his moustache is grey and is holding a walking stick. Dressed in clothes that depict class and simplicity, Govardhanlalji exudes aristocracy and humility in this portrait.
A similar half length portrait wearing the same attire was painted by the renowned artist Ghasiram Hardev Sharma and holds pride of place in the collection of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.