Shakuntala Patra-Lekhana

Shakuntala Patra-Lekhana

Ravi Varma[signed]
c. 1905
13.65x
8.75cm

[Original caption] Shakuntala writing a love letter. Shakuntala while she was dwelling in a forest, near the river. Malini writes a letter on a lotus leaf to Deshyanta feeling doubtful if he loved her. [end]

From one of the best known paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, unlike the larger oleographs of his paintings, this postcard was not printed by the Ravi Varma Press in Bombay,but by Stengel & Co. in Germany, showing that cost-effective manufacture of postcards was best done abroad. The image was reproduced as a black and white postcard by other publishers, including S. Mahadeo & Sons of Belgaum.