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Urvashi Pururava - A painting of a man holding a woman's hand

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Urvashi Pururava - A painting of a man holding a woman's hand

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An oleograph depicting Urvashi, the most beautiful apsara, abandoning her husband, Pururavas, a king in Hindi mythology.

Ravi Varma (1848–1906), Indian painter best known for uniting Hindu mythological subject matter with European realist historicist painting style. He was one of the first Indian artists to use oil paints and to master the art of lithographic reproduction of his work. In addition to incidents in Hindu mythology, Varma painted many portraits of both Indians and British in India.

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1896
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