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Tanjore Painting King Serfoji
Size (WxDxH) : 29" x 4" x 35" inches (Frame included)
Painting only Size : 23" x 30"
ABOUT TANJORE PAINTINGS
Tanjore painting is a form of painting, with a unique style which originated in Tanjavoor.The creation of this painting involves a lot of dedication and several stages of meticulous art work.These paintings are known for their surface richness, vivid colors, compact composition and breathtaking beauty. It comes in three finishes normal, antique and embossed.
Serfoji II of Thanjavurdescended from Shivaji's half-brother Venkoji. He ruled Thanjavur from 1798 till 1832. He was born on September 24, 1777 in the royal house of the Maratha king, Chattrapathy Shivaji. Raja Thulajah, the king of Thanjavur adopted him as his son on January 23, 1787.
However Thulajah died soon and his half-brother Amar Singh usurped the throne in 1787. He denied the young prince education. Schwartz intervened and sent him to Madras where he was educated by Rev. Wilhelm Gericke of the Lutheran Mission. He knew languages like Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Sanskrit, French, German, Danish, Greek, Dutch and Latin.
On his behalf the British interposed and Serfoji ascended the throne of Thanjavur on June 29, 1798. Hewas forced to concede the administration of the Kingdom to the British in return, was granted an annual pension of 100,000 star pagodas and one-fifth of the state's land revenue. His sovereignty was restricted to the Fort of Thanjavur and its surrounding areas. He was the last sovereign ruler of Thanjavur.