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The Ravi Varma Press
Droupadi Vastraharan



The present lot is an oleograph print published by The Ravi Varma Fine Arts Lithographic Press using Draupadi Vastraharan (lot 13) as an exemplar. Set up in Bombay in 1894, the press went on to popularise Ravi Varma’s religious and Puranic paintings across India while considerably extending his reach, reputation, and patronage.

These mass-produced prints led to the widespread proliferation of his unique and compelling...



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  Lot 14 of 55  

SPRING LIVE AUCTION: MODERN INDIAN ART
6 APRIL 2022

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Winning Bid
Rs 4,20,000
$5,600

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

The Ravi Varma Press
Droupadi Vastraharan

Oleograph on paper pasted on paper
19.25 x 14.25 in (48.9 x 36.2 cm)

This work was printed at the Ravi Varma Press, Malavli, G.I.P

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Kolkata
Acquired from the above

PUBLISHED
Rupika Chawla, Raja Ravi Varma: Painter of Colonial India, Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd., 2019, p. 171 (illustrated, another from the edition)
Dr. D Jegat Ishwari, Raja Ravi Varma: Oleographs Catalogue, Chennai: Shri Parasuraman, 2009, p. 44 (illustrated, another from the edition)

Category: Print Making
Style: Figurative


 









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