Unidentified Parsi girl
by Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906)
Oil on canvas
18 x 14 in. (47.7 x 35.6 cm.)
Varma was known to paint a lot of Parsi children and record the
realism of their affluent life. This portrait is impressive for the
depth of skin coloured tones used. It brings out the natural lustre
of the skin and a soft-focused luminosity through use of paints.