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Last Journey of Mahatma Gandhi

Last Journey of Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948)

Chromolithograph halftone printed at Brij Basi Press, Mathura, after a painting by Narottam Narayan Sharma, Nathdwara

Size: 19 x 13 in. (48.3 x 33 cms.)
Date of printing – 1948

Independence is our Birth Right

Independence is our Birth Right, circa1940

Chromolithograph printed by Bolton Litho Press Bombay, after a painting by an Indian artist with reference of different photographs

Size: 27.5 x 19.5 in. (69.8 x 49.5 cms.)
Date of printing – 1946

Ruling Princes of India

Ruling Princes of India

Senior princes who attended the Delhi Durbar in 1911, also known as Imperial Durbar. It was held three times, in 1877, 1903 and 1911, at the height of British empire.

Chromolithograph printed in halftone by A. Vivian Mansell & Co., London, after a painting by an Indian artist

Size: 19 x 14 in. (48.3 x 35.6 cms.)
Date of printing – 1911

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

H. H. Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV

H. H. Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV (1884 – 1940)

He was the ruling Maharaja of Mysore and one of the world’s wealthiest men. His kingdom was described as ‘Rama Rajya’, an ideal kingdom akin to the rule of Lord Rama.

Chromolithograph printed by Ravi Varma Press, Karla – Lonavala, after a painting by Ravi Varma in 1904, later hand crafted

Size: 36 x 24 in. (91.4 x 61 cms.)
Date of printing – 1904

Jam Ranjitsinhji and General Pratap Singh

H. H. Jam Ranjitsinhji (1872 – 1933)
H. H. General Pratap Singh (1845 – 1922)

Chromolithograph printed by Ravi Varma Press, Karla – Lonavala, after a painting by an Indian artist

Size: 13.75 x 10 in. (34.9 x 25.4 cms.)
Date of printing – 1920

Maharaja Bhagwatsinhji of Gondal

Maharaja Bhagwatsinhji (1865 – 1944) of Gondal

Reigned under a British regency until he came of age. He was educated at The Rajkumar College, Rajkot. He improved the regional live stock through modern husbandry. Published the first Gujarati encyclopedia, the ‘Bhagavadgomandal’.

Chromolithograph published by Ravi Varma Press, after a painting by an Indian artist

Size: 14.25 x 10 in. (36.2 x 25.4 cms.)
Date of printing – 1915

H. H. Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad

H. H. Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad (1863 – 1939)

Chromolithograph printed by Ravi Varma Press, Karla – Lonavala, after a painting by an Indian artist

Size: 14 x 10 in. (35.6 x 25.4 cms.)
Date of printing – circa 1910