Jaganmohan Palace is a palace in Mysore, in the princely city of Mysore, India. This palace was used by The Wodeyar, kings of Mysuru during construction of their current palace (Amba Vilas Palace). Now converted into an art gallery and a function hall.
The art gallery contains one of the largest collections of artefacts in South India. Most of these artefacts are paintings, prominent among which are those by Raja Ravi Varma, some of which demonstrate scenes from the Hindu epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata.
The collection of paintings in the gallery exceed 2000 in number and these belong to different Indian styles of painting like Mysore, Mughal and Shantiniketan.16 paintings of Raja Ravi Varma were donated to the gallery by then King H.H Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar.
Gallery also showcases collection of paintings by a British Army Officer named Col. Scot on the wars between Tipu Sultan and the British army are said to be the only visual representation of the wars.
Another important painting present here is the Lady with the lamp which was painted by the artist Haldenkar and is placed in a dark room where it is the only exhibit. This is to give an illusion that the glow of the lamp is illuminating the face of woman. Some other painters whose works are exhibited here include Nikolai Roerich, Svetoslav Roerich and Rabindranath Tagore and Abanindranath Tagore.
Curator/Owner: Royal Family of Mysore.
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