Renowned artist Mahadev Vishwanath Dhurandhar studied at the Sir J. J. School of Art between 1890 and 1895. He was also the first Indian director (1919-1935) of the School of Art. Particularly skilled with watercolours, Dhurandhar became an illustrator and portraitist of great repute. He depicted his subjects with authenticity and sympathy, creating a unique visual record of contemporary Mumbai (Bombay) that has not been matched in any other city in India. This painting depicts a lady from the Prabhu community in Mumbai dressed in traditional attire.


  • Title: Prabhu Lady
  • Creator: Rao Bahadur M.V. Dhurandhar
  • Date: 1916
  • Physical Dimensions: L 35.0 cm x H 77.0 cm
  • Material: Watercolour on paper
  • Gallery: 19th Century Paintings Gallery

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