Prabhu Lady
Rao Bahadur M.V. Dhurandhar

Watercolour on paper

Renowned artist Mahadev Vishwanath Dhurandhar studied at the Sir J. J. School of Art between 1890 and 1895. He was also the first Indian director (1919-1935) of the School of Art. Particularly skilled with watercolours, Dhurandhar became an illustrator and portraitist of great repute. He depicted his subjects with authenticity and sympathy, creating a unique visual record of contemporary Mumbai (Bombay) that has not been matched in any other city in India. 

This painting depicts a lady from the Prabhu community in Mumbai dressed in traditional attire.