Antiquarian Saraswathi Lithograph Raja Ravi Varma’s framed portrait, Depicts Godess of Wisdom & Arts in seated stance amidst the woods, playing the veena, holding a manuscript on palm leaves denoting her role as a goddess of learning, music and cognition, while her peacock watches her. The portrait is embellished with gold highlights which are seen in crown, jewelry, saree, etc
This print is based on a series of oil paintings that Raja Ravi Varma undertook prior to founding his press.The print clearly reflects its indebtedness to a prototype done in an oil medium.
Note – Minor wear and chip imperfections seen at top border area which is commensurate with age and antiquity but that doesn’t affect the overall charm and appeal of the Art, collectible in its original teak wood handmade and handpainted ribbed pattern frame
Ravi Varma Press, Malavli GIP
Registered Number : 204
Artist – Raja Ravi Varma.
Year: 1894 – 1900 Painting Painted in Late 1800’s
Printed in 1894
Signed by Ravi Varma on bottom Right corner
Framed : 19.75 inches tall,
14.75 inches wide
Print: 18.75 inches tall, 14.25 inches wide