Indian Pahari painting in Zurich
Museum Rietberg, Zürich Showing until: 1 May 2017
The exhibition shows forty works of Indian Pahari painting from the magnificent Horst Metzger Collection.
The paintings originate from the workshops of the Pahari region, in the foothills of the Himalayas in northwestern India, and were commissioned in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by princes with a penchant for art. The works in the collection are regarded as pearls of Indian painting on account of their delicate paper, fine drawing and valuable colour pigments.
Krishna with Gopis in the Rain, Third Generation of the Nainsukh Workshop of Guler, India, Pahari Field, c.1850