Posted on: 6 January 2013

Sir Bala Rama Varma (18571924), Maharaja of Travancore
By K. P. Tampy

Date painted: 1895
Oil on canvas, 129.5 x 98 cm

Collection: University of Oxford


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the foreshortening on the right arm looks very odd

K.P. Thampy a.k.a. Kizhakkaemadhom Padmanabhan Thampi (also spelt 'thamby'- 'tampy' - 'tampi') was the Durbar artist of Travancore during the late 19th and early 20th century.