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    Sale 2112

    The Scholar's Vision: The Pal Family Collection

    20 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 395

    Lakshmi and Garuda bearing Vishnu and his wives

    RAVI VARMA TRADEMARK (LOWER RIGHT)
    RAVI VARMA PRESS, BOMBAY, 20TH CENTURY

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    Lakshmi and Garuda bearing Vishnu and his wives
    Ravi Varma trademark (lower right)
    Ravi Varma Press, Bombay, 20th century
    Color lithograph, metallic thread, fabric and sequins
    20 1/8 x 14¼ in. (51 x 36 cm.) each (3)


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    In 1893, Ravi Varma established the first printing press in India, known as the Ravi Varma Oleographic and Chromolithographic Printing Workshop, with the help of German printer, Fritz Schleischer.