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ISBN 13: 1781892733
Total Pages : 305 pages
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Read and Download Kirsty Ferry book The Girl in the Painting in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Girl in the Painting. This book was released on 2016-03-07 with total page 305 pages. Book excerpt: A mysterious Victorian diary connects a young romantic in contemporary London to a woman who died a century ago. While visiting the Tate Britain museum, Cori Keeling can’t take her eyes off her favorite Pre-Raphaelite painting: John Everett Millais’s Ophelia. But it’s Cori herself who catches the eye of gallery worker and aspiring artist Simon Daniels. He’s immediately struck by Cori’s resemblance to the red-haired beauty in the nineteenth-century masterwork. While the haunting painting holds the power to bring Cori and Simon together, for Cori it has become an obsession—one that has led her to a mysterious diary from a century ago. Within its pages, a woman named Daisy hid a shocking secret. The further Cori reads, the clearer it becomes that Daisy will stop at nothing to be heard—and she’s crying out for Daisy to help her. As the ghosts of the past envelop Cori and Simon, they’ll discover the truth about the girl in the painting, the woman in the diary—and Cori’s own chilling connection to both of them.

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Read and Download Renita D'Silva book The Girl in the Painting in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Girl in the Painting. This book was released on 2019-04-11 with total page pages. Book excerpt: ‘LOVE LOVE LOVED this fabulous novel… I couldn’t put it down… Stunning and beautifully written… Will transport you through time and across the world from England to India… Highly recommended.’ NetGalley reviewer India, 1926: Margaret is in love, with her new husband and her new home, a sprawling villa amidst beautiful rolling hills, the air filled with the soft scent of spices and hibiscus flowers. Yet she’s unwelcome with the locals and grows close to Archana, her maid, who reminds Margaret of the beloved sister she lost in the great war. Overjoyed with her pregnancy, Margaret could stay forever, sipping tea, chatting with Archana, painting in the sun beside the stream full of water lilies. But when Archana finds herself in danger and Margaret makes the choice to save her, she doesn’t realise the devastating consequences that will tear her and Archana apart, destroy her marriage, and haunt her for the rest of her life... England, 2000: Emma’s relationship is falling apart, and her beloved grandmother, Margaret, is dying. Margaret has one last request: find Archana. It’s the first time Emma has even heard the name, but desperate for an escape and to bring Margaret closure, she travels deep into the heart of the Indian hills, to a crumbling house overgrown with vines, searching for answers. The more Emma learns, the more she sees of herself in her grandmother, and the stronger her need to uncover Margaret’s secret. But if she finds Archana and the truth is finally revealed – the story of a day spent painting by a stream, and a betrayal that tore three lives to pieces – can it help each woman find peace or are some rifts too deep to heal…? Discover the extraordinary secret of the girl in the painting, perfect for fans of Kathryn Hughes, Lucinda Riley and The Storyteller’s Secret. What readers are saying about The Girl in the Painting: ‘Oh boy, this book did not disappoint. The story was so well thought out, intricate and full bodied…. hooked right till the end… You get such a sense of each character, and your heart breaks for both of them… It just engrosses you, so you go on the journey with them… Side note, grab your tissues… I can't recommend this book enough. Renita is such a talented writer, and a great storyteller.’ jth books, 5 stars ‘BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN AND EMOTIONALLY GRIPPING… just took my breath away!… it was truly beautiful and I will gladly admit, that I shed a little tear.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘I completely fell in love with the story and characters… utterly sucked in to the story… I cried, smiled, laughed and even felt the anger, relief and betrayal… amazing talent and her beautiful stories… one of the most beautiful and poignant stories I have ever read!’ Curled Up with a Good Book, 5 stars ‘Now where do I start with this absolutely stunning book? I was completely mesmerised by this entire story… heartbreaking and compelling… truly writing at its finest… a rich tapestry of imagery laced with struggles and strife. I loved every minute.’ Stacy is Reading, 5 stars ‘After reading the blurb, I already felt I was going to be swept away. Was my feeling right? I can say a big YES without a doubt!... between the sadness and heartache there was room for a lot of heartwarming moments as well… I flew through it.’ B for Bookreview, 5 stars ‘Stunningly amazing… exquisite perfection… intense drama, romance, family… This compellingread was very difficult to put down and I felt for all three women… their lives held such drama, and it felt so very real… definitely highly recommended.’ Robin Loves Reading

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Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
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ISBN 13: 1509207961
Total Pages : 378 pages
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Read and Download Rachael Richey book The Girl in the Painting in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Girl in the Painting. This book was released on 2016-07-29 with total page 378 pages. Book excerpt: While her husband Gideon is recording a new album with his band NightHawk, Abi Hawk is busy getting her own career as a portrait painter back on track. Following the death of her father, which coincides with the opening night of her first exhibition in London, Abi and her daughter come across an old painting in his attic that sets them on a journey of discovery to Paris. They uncover an astonishing and unexpected love story, one that has repercussions to the present day. Meanwhile Gideon, in America to promote the new album, ignores Abi’s warnings and manages to put himself in a vulnerable situation that threatens to rock the stability of their marriage. Separated from Abi by nearly five thousand miles, and unable to speak to her, will he be able to resolve the situation before any real damage is done?

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Publisher : Pan Macmillan
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ISBN 13: 1447200136
Total Pages : 320 pages
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Read and Download Eva Petulengro book The Girl in the Painted Caravan in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Girl in the Painted Caravan. This book was released on 2011-02-04 with total page 320 pages. Book excerpt: Born into a Romany gypsy family in 1939, Eva Petulengro’s childhood seemed to her to be idyllic in every way. She would travel the country with her family in their painted caravan and spend evenings by the fire as they sang and told stories of their past. She didn’t go to school or visit a doctor when she was unwell. Instead her family would gather wild herbs to make traditional remedies, hunt game and rabbits, and while the men tended horses to make a living, the young girls would join the women in reading palms. But Eva’s perfect world would be turned upside down as the countryside became increasingly hostile to all travellers. Eva describes the wonderful characters in her family, from her grandfather ‘Naughty’ Petulengro to her four beautiful aunts who entranced everyone they met, as well as the fascinating people they came across on the road. Moving, evocative, romantic and funny, The Girl in the Painted Caravan vividly captures a way of life that has now, sadly, all but disappeared.

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Publisher : Hybrid Publishers
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ISBN 13: 1925736636
Total Pages : 244 pages
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Read and Download Dita Gould book The Girl in the Lion's Mouth in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Girl in the Lion's Mouth. This book was released on 2020-08-17 with total page 244 pages. Book excerpt: Dita Gould was an eleven-year old child when the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944 and overturned her peaceful family life. Separated from her parents and responsible for her little sister, she suffered deprivations and nearly starved, but survived with indomitable spirit and courage. Reunited with her parents after the war, she migrated with her family to Australia, where her father was able to start a new business and settle to create a successful life. In her first full-length book, written in her late 80s, Dita has shared her remarkable life journey, documenting a period of history that should never be forgotten. 'An extraordinary woman with an incredible story.' - Harry Borden '...attractive, intelligent, vivacious, brave, determined and full of enthusiasm.' - Henry (Harry) R Lew 'Nothing stops the amazing Dita! What a wonderful example to others of resilience and positivity!' - Ron Raab

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Publisher : Open Road Media
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ISBN 13: 1504006917
Total Pages : 309 pages
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Read and Download Elizabeth Cooke book The Girl in the Green Glass Mirror in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Girl in the Green Glass Mirror. This book was released on 2015-02-17 with total page 309 pages. Book excerpt: A shared obsession with a Victorian painter brings together two strangers in Elizabeth Cooke’s extraordinary novel about the timelessness of art and love Catherine Sergeant loses people. First her parents died, leaving her alone in the world. Now her husband, Robert, has just walked out without warning or explanation. Catherine conceals her pain and sticks to life’s comforting routines, reporting for work as usual at the fine-arts auction house she co-owns. Then she meets widowed architect John Brigham. Catherine and John feel an immediate connection. They are both fascinated by the paintings of Richard Dadd, a Victorian artist who murdered his father and was locked away in an insane asylum. Interweaving the present with fleeting snapshots of the past—Dadd in moments of lunacy and lucidity that culminate in the act of creation—The Girl in the Green Glass Mirror takes readers to that exalted place where reality and creativity intersect. Filled with vibrant, unforgettable characters, it is a novel of discovery, reawakened passion, and the ability of art to shape lives and transcend madness, tragedy, and even time itself.

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ISBN 13: 9401206279
Total Pages : 244 pages
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Read and Download Laura M. Sager Eidt book Writing and Filming the Painting in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWriting and Filming the Painting. This book was released on 2008-01-01 with total page 244 pages. Book excerpt: This innovative interdisciplinary study compares the uses of painting in literary texts and films. In developing a framework of four types of ekphrasis, the author argues for the expansion of the concept of ekphrasis by demonstrating its applicability as interpretive tool to films about the visual arts and artists. Analyzing selected works of art by Goya, Rembrandt, and Vermeer and their ekphrastic treatment in various texts and films, this book examines how the medium of ekphrasis affects the representation of the visual arts in order to show what the differences imply about issues such as gender roles and the function of art for the construction of a personal or social identity. Because of its highly cross-disciplinary nature, this book is of interest not only to scholars of literature and aesthetics, but also for scholars of film studies. By providing an innovative approach to discussing non-documentary films about artists, the author shows that ekphrasis is a useful tool for exploring both aesthetic concerns and ideological issues in film. This study also addresses art historians as it deals with the reception of major artists in European literature and film throughout the 20th century.

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Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
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ISBN 13: 0307497755
Total Pages : 112 pages
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Read and Download Marion Dane Bauer book The Secret of the Painted House in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Secret of the Painted House. This book was released on 2009-07-08 with total page 112 pages. Book excerpt: When Emily finds a locked playhouse in the woods, she can't resist peeking through the windows. Inside, the walls are painted to look just like the surrounding woods, right down to an identical white playhouse with blue shutters. But the playhouse is not as deserted as Emily first thought. A girl Emily's age lives on the painted walls—and she's dying for Emily to join her! Newbery Honor-winning author Marion Dane Bauer crafts an eerie story for young mystery lovers guaranteed to send shivers down their spines. Marion Dane Bauer is the author of more than 40 books for children, including the Newbery Honor?winning book On My Honor and Rain of Fire, which won a Jane Adams Peace Association Award. She has also won the Kerlan Award for the body of her work. The Blue Ghost is her most recent book for this age group. She lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

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ISBN 13: 149760253X
Total Pages : 304 pages
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Read and Download Elizabeth Mansfield book The Girl with the Persian Shawl in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Girl with the Persian Shawl. This book was released on 2014-04-01 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: “Mansfield gives readers another classic treat with this charmingly sweet romance, a regency notable for its polished writing and gleaming wit” (Booklist). An arrogant spinster, a dashing rake, and an unsigned painting: The Girl With the Persian Shawl was a strangely bewitching masterpiece that had hung in the Rendell household for generations. Kate Rendell graciously let the dashing Lord Ainsworth view the work and was outraged when he dared to insinuate that the painting came into the family by nefarious means. She was unfazed that Lord Ainsworth left her estate believing she was little more than an arrogant spinster. But everything changed when she discovered that her beloved but flighty younger cousin was to be betrothed to . . . a rake!

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ISBN 13: 0520290259
Total Pages : 340 pages
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Read and Download Ernst van de Wetering book Rembrandt: The Painter Thinking in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRembrandt: The Painter Thinking. This book was released on 2016-04-18 with total page 340 pages. Book excerpt: Throughout his life, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) was considered an exceptional artist by contemporary art lovers. In this highly original book, Ernst van de Wetering investigates why Rembrandt, from a very early age, was praised by high-placed connoisseurs like Constantijn Huygens. It turns out that Rembrandt, from his first endeavours in painting on, had embarked on a journey past all the 'foundations of the art of painting' which were considered essential in the seventeenth century. In his systematic exploration of these foundations, Rembrandt achieved mastery in all of them, thus becoming the 'pittore famoso' that count Cosimo the Medici visited at the end of his life. Rembrandt never stopped searching for ever better solutions to the pictorial problems he saw himself confronted with; this sometimes led to radical decisions and alterations in his way of working, which cannot simply be explained by attributing them to a 'change in style' or a 'natural development'. In a quest as rigorous and novel as Rembrandt's, Van de Wetering shows us how Rembrandt dealt with the foundations of his art and used them to try and become the best painter the world had ever seen. His book sheds new light both on Rembrandt's exceptional accomplishments and on the practice of painting in the Dutch Golden Age at large.

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ISBN 13: 140552927X
Total Pages : 320 pages
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Read and Download Cathy Marie Buchanan book The Painted Girls in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Painted Girls. This book was released on 2013-06-06 with total page 320 pages. Book excerpt: 1878 Paris. Following their father's sudden death, the van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without his wages, and with the small amount their laundress mother earns disappearing into the absinthe bottle, eviction from their lodgings seems imminent. With few options for work, Marie is dispatched to the Paris Opera, where for a scant seventeen francs a week, she will be trained to enter the famous ballet. Her older sister, Antoinette, finds work as an extra in a stage adaptation of Emile Zola's naturalist masterpiece L'Assommoir. Marie throws herself into dance and is soon modelling in the studio of Edgar Degas, where her image will forever be immortalized as Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. There she meets a wealthy male patron of the ballet, but might the assistance he offers come with strings attached? Meanwhile Antoinette, derailed by her love for the dangerous Emile Abadie, must choose between honest labour and the more profitable avenues open to a young woman of the Parisian demimonde. Set at a moment of profound artistic, cultural and societal change, The Painted Girls is a tale of two remarkable sisters rendered uniquely vulnerable to the darker impulses of 'civilized society'. In the end, each will come to realize that her salvation, if not survival, lies with the other. 'A dark valentine to Belle Epoque Paris' Vogue 'Buchanan does more than just write about what she knows; that same verisimilitude wends through the whole book: the grinding poverty in which the sisters live, the interaction between them, the daily life of a Parisian all come to life in her capable hands' Huffington Post 'Will hold you enthralled as it spools out the vivid story of young sisters in late 19th century Paris struggling to transcend their lives of poverty through the magic of dance. I guarantee, you will never look at Edgar Degas's immortal sculpture of the Little Dancer in quite the same way again' Kate Alcott, author of The Dressmaker 'Cathy Marie Buchanan paints the girls who spring from the page as vibrantly as a dancer's leap across a stage . . . The Painted Girls is a captivating story of fate, tarnished ambition and the ultimate triumph of sister-love' The Washington Post

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Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN 13: 1101155647
Total Pages : 352 pages
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Read and Download Karen White book The Girl On Legare Street in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Girl On Legare Street. This book was released on 2009-11-03 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: Acclaimed author Karen White returns to Charleston, South Carolina, with the second novel in the New York Times bestselling Tradd Street series. Melanie Middleton has grown accustomed to renovating old houses, but she never imagined she'd have to renovate her own life to include her estranged mother. Ginnette Prioleau Middleton left Charleston thirty-five years ago. She's returned wanting to protect the daughter she's never really known after receiving an ominous premonition. Melanie never wanted to see her mother again, but with some prodding from her partner, Jack Trenholm, she agrees—and begins to rebuild their relationship. Together Melanie and Ginnette buy back their old home. With their combined psychic abilities they expect to unearth some ghosts. But what they find is a vengeful dark spirit whose strength has been growing for decades. It will take unearthing long buried secrets to beat this demon and save what's left of Melanie's family...

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Publisher : HarperCollins UK
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ISBN 13: 0008310289
Total Pages : 384 pages
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Read and Download Kerry Postle book The Woman in the Painting in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Woman in the Painting. This book was released on 2020-05-22 with total page 384 pages. Book excerpt: A celebrated artist. A baker’s daughter. A love that will change everything.

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Publisher : Allison & Busby
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ISBN 13: 0749012889
Total Pages : 352 pages
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Read and Download Julia Stoneham book The Girl at the Farmhouse Gate in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Girl at the Farmhouse Gate. This book was released on 2012-06-14 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: Spring 1944 and Europe is in the grip of war. For Alice Todd, it is the start of her second year as warden of the Land Army hostel in the Devonshire countryside and a time of change as she recovers from her broken marriage, learning to balance her new working lifestyle with her continuing role as a mother to her only son. Her leadership has won her the affection and confidence of the land girls in her charge and, as the seeds of friendship are sown, she finds herself increasingly caught up in the lives of the women who surround her. The Girl at the Farmhouse Gate continues the story begun in the much-loved Muddy Boots and Silk Stockings.

Download A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings IV PDF

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Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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ISBN 13: 1402032803
Total Pages : 690 pages
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Read and Download Ernst van de Wetering book A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings IV in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings IV. This book was released on 2005-10-18 with total page 690 pages. Book excerpt: Volume IV of A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings deals uniquely with the self-portraits of Rembrandt. In a clearly written explanatory style the head of the Rembrandt Research Project and Editor of this Volume, Ernst van de Wetering, discusses the full body of work of paintings and etchings portraying Rembrandt. He sets the different parameters for accepting or rejecting a Rembrandt self-portrait as such, whilst also discussing the exact working environment of Rembrandt and his apprentices. This workshop setting created a surroundings where apprentices could be involved in working on Rembrandt paintings making it more difficult to determine the hand of the master. Van de Wetering, who is one of the Rembrandt experts of our day and age, goes down to great detail to explain how the different self-portraits are made and what techniques Rembrandt uses, also giving an overview of which paintings are to be attributed to the Dutch Master and which not. In the additional catalogue the self-portraits are examined in detail. In clear and accessible explanatory text the different paintings are discussed, larded with immaculate images of each painting. Details are shown where possible, as well as the results of modern day technical imaging like X-radiography. This work of art history and art research should be part of every serious art historical institute, university or museum. Nowhere in the art history have all Rembrandt’s self portraits been discussed in such detailed and comparative manner by an authority such as Ernst van de Wetering. This is a standard work for decades to come.

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Publisher : Stanford University Press
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ISBN 13: 9780804742023
Total Pages : 358 pages
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Read and Download Tina Lu book Persons, Roles, and Minds in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPersons, Roles, and Minds. This book was released on 2001 with total page 358 pages. Book excerpt: Focusing on two late-Ming or early-Qing plays central to the Chinese canon (Peony Pavilion and Peach Blossom Fan), this study explores crucial questions concerning personal identity.

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Publisher : Random House India
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ISBN 13: 8184002610
Total Pages : 304 pages
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Read and Download Deepanjana Pal book The Painter in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Painter. This book was released on 2011-12-02 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: On April 29, 1848, in a small estate in Travancore, was born a boy destined to become more famous than the ruler of his kingdom. His uncle, noticing his precocious talent at art, took the teenager to the royal court at the invitation of the king to learn painting there. Ravi Varma’s debut was to come seven years later when a Danish painter arrived in court to paint the Maharaja and his wife. The twenty-year-old boldly upstaged the experienced artist, presenting the king with a more flattering painting of the royal couple at the same time as the official portrait was unveiled. Jensen, the painter, never forgave Ravi Varma, but for the young man there was no looking back. His reputation grew with each painting. For the first time, an Indian artist was using the realism and sensuality of the European oil painters and applying them to not just ordinary Indians, but to the deities as well. The artist-prince became India’s first celebrity painter. The lines to see his exhibition of mythological paintings in Bombay in 1890—the first public showing by any Indian artist—were endless; the prices he commanded were astronomical; then, when he started his own printing press, producing oleographs of his work, Raja Ravi Varma became a household name. Soon, every home had a Ravi Varma print. For the first time, comes a beautifully told, gripping account of Ravi Varma: the man who was the darling of the royal courts, but who hardly gave his own wife and children any time; the nobleman who took the revolutionary step of being an artist, yet who insisted on using the false title of raja; and the idealistic entrepreneur who bankrupted himself running a printing press, yet whose dream of bringing art to the masses became a reality. Blending fact with imagination, writing with wit and lyricism, Deepanjana Pal takes you into the life of an extraordinary man and brings him vividly alive.