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Raja Ravi Varma
(1848 - 1906)

Draupadi Vastraharan



Often called the ‘Father of Modern Indian Art’, Raja Ravi Varma is known for having played a critical role in the development of the genre at a time when the movement for Indian Independence was just gaining momentum. 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 ed., “Raja Ravi Varma,” Masterpieces of Indian Modern Art, New...



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  Lot 13 of 55  

SPRING LIVE AUCTION: MODERN INDIAN ART
6 APRIL 2022

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Winning Bid
Rs 21,60,00,000
$2,880,000

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Raja Ravi Varma
Draupadi Vastraharan

Signed 'Ravi Varma' (lower right)
Circa 1888 -1890
Oil on canvas
28 x 20 in (71 x 51 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE
REGISTERED ANTIQUITY

PROVENANCE
Commissioned directly from the artist by the Baroda Commission
Acquired by a shareholder of The Ravi Varma Fine Arts Lithographic Press
Thence by descent
Property from an Important Private Collector, New Delhi

PUBLISHED
S N Joshi, Half-Tone Reprints of the Renowned Pictures of the Late Raja Ravivarma, Poona: Chitra-shala Steam Press, 1911, p. 48 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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