Posted on: 7 September 2013

Digital Rare Book:
Representative Men of Southern India
By G. Parameswaram Pillai
Published by Price Current Press, Madras - 1896

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He was painted by Ravi Varma on a number of occasions. Two portraits now in the Maharaja Fatesingh Museum, Baroda and another in the Victoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta show a slightly older Sir Madhava Rao than the current lot but the similarities are apparent. Whether this was painted by Ravi Varma or another artist patronized by Sir Madhava Rao is uncertain but records indicate that Ravi Varma was invited to Baroda by Sir Madhava Rao in 1880, which would tie in with the decipherable part of the inscription 'Baroda 80'.
CIRCA 1880 (Signed and dated Baroda 80 lower right)


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Beautiful portrait!

This picture depicts many emotions and characteristics at the same time.

Interesting Queen Victoria pendants!