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Unfinished Parsee Lady

The last unfinished work of celebrated painter Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906), Parsee Lady, was unveiled on April 29, 2023 by Kerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan at Kilimanoor Palace, about 30 km from Trivandrum, the painter’s birthplace, according to news reports. The day marked the 175th birth anniversary of the painter, considered among the greatest in the history of Indian art. His works are believed to fuse European academic art with an Indian sensibility and iconography. The painting is currently owned by the Kilimanoor Palace Trust. The Trust has decided to unveil the painting along with another one, a portrait of......

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