A painting by Raja Ravi Varma, India's prolific 19th century fusion painter from Travancore, a celebrated artist combining European techniques and Indian styles. His paintings and prints found place in people's lives. He lives on through his lithographs and exemplary artworks.
This painting on canvas, encased in gold painted wooden frame, represents lovers standing beside a pillar. The women holds a rose and plucks petals while the man rests the cheek on his left hand anxiously looking towards her.