Unidentified Parsi lady
by M. F. Pithawala (1872-1937)
Oil colour on photograph
28.3 x 24.4 in. (72 x 62 cm.)
Many portraits were made using photographs of people as a
reference or painting on the photographs itself. Such works
were generally commissioned for the deceased, where the artist’s
imagination of how the person looked is at play too.