Raja Ravi Varma’s studio, located in the compounds of Lukshmi Villas Palace is situated just back to Moti Baug Palace. In 19th century, Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III commissioned Raja Ravi Varma to make paintings and portraits of the Royal Family. They painted many of their portraits here at the studio.
The studio now lies in destroyed condition. The roof and some of the walls of building have been shambled. The studio was a gift to the great painter by Maharaja of Baroda. It was during the reign of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, when the painter made his some of the famous paintings. The maharaja also encouraged Painter to start a printing press for making multiple copies of his paintings of Gods & Goddesses.
There were some talks to refurbish the studio in late 2014, during a premiere show of ‘Rang Rasiya’, a movie based on life of the Royal Painter. But no work has been made since then.