A signed sketch by Ravi Varma, this work was part of a sketch book by the artist. Showing the detailed planning undertaken by the artist before putting his brush to canvas, this small sketch depicts a rural scene in much detail, including the train in the background and the areca nut trees that help identify the region where the artist might have painted this.


  • Title: Toddy Tapper
  • Creator: Raja Ravi Varma
  • Creator Lifespan: 1848-04-29/1906-10-02
  • Creator Nationality: Indian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Kilimanoor, Kerala
  • Creator Birth Place: Kilimanoor, Kerala
  • Date Created: 1895
  • Original Source: Collection of Parthasarathy Varma on loan to Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation, Bengaluru
  • Medium: Ink on Paper
  • Art Form: Drawing
  • Collection: DAG Private Limited

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