Raja Ravi Varma

Raja Ravi Varma (1848 – 1906)

An artist from the princely state of Travancore who painted Indian mythological subjects in an European academic style. Looking at the great demand of his paintings he bought a lithographic press from Germany and thousands of chromolithographs were printed.

Chromolithograph printed by Ravi Uday Vijay Press, after a painted self portrait by Ravi Varma

Size: 14.25 x 10 in. (36.2 x 25.4 cms.)
Date of printing – circa 1910