Royal Painting of Maharaja
Painting of Maharaja during Dasara Procession
Painting captures the moment in the procession that everyone waits for the arrival of the Maharaja. Krishnaraja Wodeyar the Fourth sits in front of his golden howdah. His son Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar, sits slightly behind to his left and his brother is positioned between them. Royal Elephant is adorned with golden headdress, tusks are encased in silver, body draped in gold cloth and its face and front legs have been colourfully painted. Gleaming poles and banners, batons royal insignias and flags blend in with the tall lamp posts strung with garlands.