Unidentified Parsi lady

Unidentified Parsi lady

by M. F. Pithawala (1872-1937)
dated 1906

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.