Bai Rudimai Vicaji Meherji

Bai Rudimai Vicaji Meherji (1783-1882)
The late venerable Parsi lady

by Perojsha Hormasjee
circa 1860

Oil on canvas
31.5 x 25.3 in. (80 x 64 cm.)

Her name Rudimai (good mother) most aptly and completely indicates her angelic and sublime character. She remained the same old venerable personage she was, loving simplicity and carrying out her most important duties as mother.