Oval bust Portrait of Govardhanlalji in Grisaille style
by Champalal Gaur (c.1875-c.1930)
Opaque watercolour and gold on paper
23 x 18 in. (58.4 x 44.7 cm)
Portraits of Tilkayat Govardhanlalji were extremely popular amongst the pilgrims who came to pay obeisance to Shrinathji. The artist, Champalal Gaur acceded to the rising demand of painting a portrait of Govardhanlalji in grisaille style from his celebrated full length portrait (see previous page). Only minor changes were done in the portrait by accentuating the details of clothes, jewellery and facial features.