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Krishna Spying on Radha, Who is Bathing in the Courtyard Below

Indian, Rajasthan, Nathadwara

Krishna Spying on Radha, Who is Bathing in the Courtyard Below, c. 1900

Opaque Watercolor, Gold, Silver

93-O-188(22)

Gift of Dr. Alvin O. Bellak 

Current Condition of Artwork:

Pressure sensitive tape and paper tape on verso and side hinges. Random minor accretions. Losses to upper left and bottom left corners of support. Minor surface grime. Abrasions/skinning along support edges. Tears/fractures along bottom corner edge. Minor delamination along support edges. Moderate paint losses in border, minor losses elsewhere. Cracking to Krishna's face and minor cracking eleswhere. Cleavage/flaking to borders, silver table, upper left gray, and Krishna's face. Silver is friable/powdery. Minor stains along left border.

Conservation Treatment Proposed:

  • Consolidate flaking paint.
  • Reduce pressure sensitive tape and adhesive mechanically.
  • Mend tear at bottom corner and readhere delaminating support layers.
  • Reduce accretions (optional).
  • Fill losses (optional).

Estimated Cost of Treatment:      $500.00