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Raja Ravi Varma
(1848 - 1906)

Music Hath Charms (Kadambari)



Widely regarded as one of the early pioneers of modern Indian art, Raja Ravi Varma played a critical role in the development of the genre at the beginning of the movement for Indian Independence. He was “an artist of incredible talent who was able to forge a distinctive pan-Indian visual language in a country driven by its differentness...” (Kishore Singh, “Raja Ravi Varma,” Masterpieces of Indian Modern Art, New Delhi: DAG Modern, 2016,...



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  Lot 13 of 70  

WINTER LIVE AUCTION: INDIAN ART
15 DECEMBER 2021

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Winning Bid
Rs 20,40,00,000
$2,738,255

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Raja Ravi Varma
Music Hath Charms (Kadambari)

Signed and dated indistinctly (lower left)
Circa 1900s
Oil on canvas
27.5 x 19.5 in (69.7 x 49.3 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE
REGISTERED ANTIQUITY

PROVENANCE
A Distinguished Private Collection, Mumbai
Property of an Important Private Collector, New Delhi

PUBLISHED
Rupika Chawla, Raja Ravi Varma: Painter of Colonial India, Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd., 2010, p. 247 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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