There Comes Papa depicts an aristocratic lady from the Malabar gesturing to her son the arrival of his father. The excited pet dog also looks towards the arriving 'Papa'. This is one of the ten paintings sent by Raja Ravi Varma to the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago in 1893. Interestingly, this painting continues to remain in its' original frame with the notation on the frame as it would have appeared at the Chicago exposition. This painting was painted using a photograph in which Raja Ravi Varma's eldest daughter Mahaprabha (1872-1919) posed as the mother carrying her son, Marthanda Varma.