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Oil painting - Three Nayar Girls of Travancore

Three Nayar Girls of Travancore

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Kerala (painted)

  • Date:

    1872 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Naidu, Ramaswami (painted by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Given by H.H. The First Prince of Travancore

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

"Three Nayar Girls of Travancore", by Ramaswami Naidu, oil on canvas, 1872, Kerala. Given by H.H. the First Prince of Travancore.

Place of Origin

Kerala (painted)


1872 (painted)


Naidu, Ramaswami (painted by)

Materials and Techniques

oil on canvas


Height: 82.55 cm, Width: 96.52 cm

Descriptive line

"Three Nayar Girls of Travancore" by Ramaswami Naidu, oil on canvas, 1872, Kerala.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p. 98, pl. 4.14
Barnard, Nick, Indian Jewellery: The V&A Collection London: V&A Publishing, 2008 Number: ISBN 9781851774838
pps. 256-257
Jackson, Anna and Ji Wei (eds.) with Rosemary Crill, Ainsley M. Cameron and Nicholas Barnard, compiled by the Palace Museum, translated by Yuan Hong, Qi Yue and Liu Ran. The Splendour of India' Royal Courts : Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Beijing: the Forbidden City Publishing House, 2013. Text in English and Chinese. ISBN 9787513403917.
p. 104, cat. no. 4, Susan Stronge
The Jewels of India: Marg, 1995 Number: ISBN 81-85026-30-0

Production Note

Travancore & Tamil Nadu


Oil colour; Canvas


Paintings; Jewellery


South & South East Asia Collection

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