There Comes Papa

There Comes Papa by Raja Ravi Varma

There Comes Papa by Raja Ravi Varma

There Comes Papa by Raja Ravi Varma was produced in 1893 and is considered to be one of the famous artworks of Indian Art movement. The work can be viewed now at Kowdiar Palace, Kerala


Medium: Oil Painting 

Subject(s): motherhood


There Comes Papa (അതാ അച്ഛൻ വരുന്നു) is a painting produced around 1893 by Indian artist Raja Ravi Varma

The painting features Mahaprabha Thampuratti (princess) of Mavelikara, Ravi Varma’s daughter holding her daughter Sethu Lakshmi Bayi who became Maharani (queen) of Travancore. Princess Mahaprabha is eagerly waiting for her husband to come back home.

There comes papa is another delicate version of portraying motherhood through a contemporary Indian wealthy outset. The princess wears traditional Kerala outfit consists of gold-bordered white sari, trinkets, red dot (it is called ‘bindi’ in India) at forehead, and nose pin. The red drapers lying aside added a great flavour to the prosperous and affluent pitch for this painting.

The work can be viewed at Kowdiar Palace, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala, India)


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