Shivaji Maharaj - II

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Size: 21 x 15 inches (Framed)
Medium: Advertising Print
Condition: Some damage to frame


This is a rare advertising print from the National Aniline & Chemical Company, USA, featuring the acclaimed warrior Shivaji Maharaj mounted on a horse.
Shivaji Bhonsle was an acclaimed warrior king and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan. In 1674, he was crowned the chatrapati (monarch) of his realm in Raigad. Over the course of his life, he engaged in alliances and hostilities with the Mughal Empire, and also with the British, French and Portuguese colonial powers. He was a pro-nationalist and hero of the Hindu community, particularly in the state of Maharahstra.
There is some time related damage to the frame on the top centre and the bottom right. The artwork measures 20" x 14", and with the frame, the size is 21" x 15".
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    Oleographs, also called chromolithographs, are multi-colour art prints, stemming from the process of lithography. Pioneered in the 1830s, the process of producing oleographs came into wide commercial use in the 1860s. The technique relied on using several woodblocks or stones with colours for printing, while hand-colouring remained an important aspect as well. Depending on the number of colours present, an oleograph could take months to produce by very skilled workers. Poor preservation and cheaper printing alternatives have made oleographs hard to find. Today, they are mainly used as fine art.

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