GOVARDHANLALJI: Govardhanlalji (1862-1934) was a connoisseur of the arts and lived in Nathdwara, a holy town in Rajasthan. The town is not only famous for the temple of Srinathji, a form of Lord Krishna, but is also the center for the Nathdwara school of painting. Nathdwara was ruled by a prince called a Tilkayat. Govardhanlalji assumed the office of a Tilkayat when his father, Tilkayat Girdharji passed away in 1877. Tilkayat Govardhanlalji was therefore a very prominent personality in Nathdwara.

In this print by the Ravi Varma Press derived from a painting by Raja Ravi Varma, it depicts Tilkayat Govardhanlalji as an aristocratic gentleman sitting on a horse with his attendants fanning him and holding an umbrella.


  • Title: Govardhanlalji
  • Creator: Ravi Varma Press, Karla Lonavala, Raja Ravi Varma
  • Date Created: Circa
  • Physical Dimensions: 35 x 25 cms
  • Provenance: The Hemamalini and Ganesh Shivaswamy collection, Bengaluru.
  • Subject Keywords: Raja Ravi Varma
  • Rights: The Ganesh Shivaswamy Foundation, Bengaluru

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