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A portrait of Yuvraj Kanterava Narasimharaja Wadiyar, dressed in western formal attire, but with the Mysore Peta to denote his royal status. Seated next to him is his pet Saint Bernard dog, supposedly gifted to the young prince by a British officer. This stately portrait hangs in the Jayachamrajendra Art Gallery in Mysore.

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  • Title: Yuvaraj Kanterava Narasimharaja Wadiyar In A Hunting Dress
  • Creator: Raja Ravi Varma
  • Date Created: 1902
  • Physical Location: Mysore, Karnataka
  • Location Created: Mysore, India
  • Subject Keywords: Raja Ravi Varma, Mysore, Yuvraj Kanterava Narasimharaja Wadiyar, Saint Bernard
  • Original Source: Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery Trust, Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Dimensions: 43.6" x 83.6"
  • Creator's Lifetime: 1848-04-29/1906-10-02
  • About the Artist: Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906), India’s foremost artist, who took art to the masses, hailed from Kilimanoor, in the erstwhile state of Travancore. From a very young age, Ravi Varma, was drawn towards art, imbibing techniques from his uncle and mentor Raja Raja Varma and his mother, Umayamba Bayi, a poet in her own right. Varma was much sought after by the Royals and owing to his popularity and reputation, his spectacular and richly-textured works were prolific. His realistic portrayals of contemporary figures and interpretations of religious and mythological figures fetched him instant and enduring success, lifting his standing in the art world. If the Royals and his countrymen were in awe of this great talent, the international world was spellbound by his imagination and creativity. He ensured that art would be accessible to all, through reproductions of his paintings which were made available, and affordable to everyone.

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