Printed by Harinarayan & Sons from Jodhpur, this lithograph portrays an idyllic image of Manhar Krishna holding a green parrot and adorning a peacock feather on his crown. This popular image of Krishna was printed in the early 20th century in Germany. Mention of Germany signified the quality of the print and the international nature of the business. On the lower right corner of the print is mentions the name of the publishers and on the lower left is inscribed the following text:
Printed as Germany
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Harinarayan ran a family business of framing pictures before printing pictures.'Harnarayan clearly diagnosed astutely the devotional needs of his Jodhpuri clients. His company’s first print is dated May 1929'
(Christopher Pinney, Photos of the Gods: The Printed Image And Political Struggle In India, Reaktion Books Ltd, London, 2004)
Private Collection, Chennai
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