Sethu Lakshmi Bayi Wedding Portrait

N N Nampiyar1910

Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation

Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation
Bengaluru, India

Sethu Lakshmi Bayi and Sethu Parvati Bayi, Ravi Varma's granddaughters were adopted into the Travancore royal family. This is the wedding portrait of a young Sethu Lakshmi Bay, aged 10, with her consort Sri Rama Varma. Daughter of Mahaprabha, Ravi Varma's eldest daughter, Sethu Lakshmi Bayi was the Maharani of Travancore from 1924 to 1931. Her wedding pavada, a long brocade skirt in deep pink was made from a brocade fabric gifted to Ravi Varma by the Maharaja of Mysore.
There is a photograph of the same in the collection of the Travancore Royal Family, Kaudiar Palace, Thiruvananthapuram.


  • Title: Sethu Lakshmi Bayi Wedding Portrait
  • Creator: N N Nampiyar
  • Date Created: 1910
  • Location Created: Travancore, India
  • Subject Keywords: Sethu Lakshmi Bayi, Ravi Varma granddaughter
  • Original Source: Private Collection
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Art Genre: Painting

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