Maharaja Fatesingh Museum
Maharaja Fatesingh Museum
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Dinesh
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Visited on 13.2.21. Found Not worth visiting. Not at all. Nothing to learn. Entry ticket Rs 150 + 30 for audio guide. very costly. Even reaching there is a problem. Ticket sale person at Laxmi Vilas will persue to by combo ticket Rs 375 for both places i.e Rs 25 discount. Not recommended at all. just waste of time and money. There are hardly any buyers at the museum all are coming with combo offer purchased at LVP
Written February 13, 2021
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MonalJayaram
Vadodara, India27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
Great collection of Ravi Varma's work and the Ravi Varma-like works. 19th and 20th Century art as collected by the Maharaja of Vadodara are at display. These guys surely had accquired great aesthetique eye!
Written March 16, 2015
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vishy2014july
Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
The entrance is quite non-descript. There are no sign-boards at all. Otherwise the collection though limited is good. The entrance ticket of Rs.60/- looked expensive but when the staff patiently and nicely explained the history of the paintings and pointed out some of the paintings with 3-D effect, it felt worth it.
Written April 12, 2015
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Dilip S
Vadodara, India1,111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Solo
With some enthusiasm I visited Maharaja Fatesinh Museum at 1030 on 10th Feb 2012 . I visited the same about 4 times earlier , but did not critically reviewed it . Today's objective was to review it.

I was first ushered in a room displaying some royal bust & paintings alongwith a 300 years old chandellier , 150 years old furniture and a table top of black marble having engraved colour stones creating feeling of beautiful painting .

In the next room , there was an ivory bed in the center and original paintings by Raja Ravi Verma of Princess Tarabai , Maharani Chimanabai I & II , Maharaja Sayajirao III , alongwith
Ganga & Shantanu , Radha & Madhav , Radha in Kunjvan , Nala & Damayanti , Arjun & Subhadra , Krishna - Drushta , Shakuntala's Letter Writing with Her Sakhis Mitrayarya & Priyamvada , Sleeping Beauty Urvashi and Visjwamitra & Menaka , The paintings are highly appreciable but not the lack of proper lighting arrangement deserved .

There were some original sculptures by A . Felici of Water Carrier ( Bhishti ) in 1893 . The details of charms wore by him were eye catching . His gaze to the outlet of the leather water bag which was pointed downwards , his both hands controlling the opening of the outlet , the protruding veins on his both the arms , his calf muscles , everything was real . His another noteworthy sculpture was of a Tanjore Dancing Girl of the Baroda Palace in 1896 . Her right arm bent a little bit in elbow , up in the air with thumb touching delicately the middle finger , Her head tilting slightly rightward resulting her left earring at higher plane than her right one , plates of her saree flowing to right , lifted right eddy and ghungharoos tied to the end of her long hair striking to her right buttock showed his minute observations . His other works were Indian Girl in 1894 , Cheetas with Their Keepers in 1894 and Peasant Boy Throwing Stones to Drive away Birds in 1896 .

Aother noteworthy sculpture was by Ph . N . Bose of Boy with Falcon in1920 .With his left leg forward and the left hand resting on the left thigh , straightened right hand with slight bend at the elbow ,falcon sitting on his index finger with beak and tail lowered presented a realistic view .

Other exceptionally original beautiful paintings by A . Felici of Venetian Girl , by H . LE Sidner of Maison Sur LE Canal , by G . Costa Ilutin of The Mask , by N . Cipriani of Italian Lovers , by E . H . Phillips of The Harvest , by A . La Volpe of View of Capri and View of Sorrento , by H . Van Puitch of Deccan Brahmin and The Snuff Seller , by R. Giffinger of Harbour in Holland , by A . Scot of Gorge at St . Moritz , by P . Tetar Van Elven of Constantinople , by A . Rosier of The Canale Grande by Sir H . E . P . Hughes of Brithdir in North Wales , by G . Caston of Lake of the Four Cantons and by P. Yglesios of Windsor Palace and Prisoners of the Thames ( in Ice ) .

There were Fruit Bowl in Carlton Porcelin , Venetian Glasses , 3 Spheric Glass Bowls , Irridescent Glasses by Louis Tiffany in 1900 , Old Wedgwood Stonewares of 18th Century , Vase with Coat of Arms of Bourbon Kings of France in 1840 . A Japanese Silk Embroidery framed in huge Chinese frame of wood carvings was a must to see .

In addition there were many copies of famous Greek sculptures like Arthemis , Apollo Belvedere , Venus Kallipygos , Hygieia , The Crouching Venus ,Laocoon ,Icarus ,Hermes , etc .
There were many Lithographic copies of Raja Ravi Verma's famous paintings .

Though I enjoyed the displayed items painstakingly collected by Late Maharaja Sayajirao III , I thought that if the Museum would have been in the hands of a very competent Curator then I would have appreciated the Museum as I wished to .

Another important lacuna was there was a very ordinary , poorly printed catalogue which was worthless to anyone .

Dr Dilip Shete
Written February 10, 2013
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holidaymaniacGoa
Goa, India192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
Everybody told me that I could finish this museum in 30 mins....the audio commentary takes about an hour but that was indeed short for me. If not for the heat....I might have spent the day or more.

What a collection of art and sculpture!!! Enjoyed the RR Varma's masterpieces as well as the European art. Amazing collection...take your time....see each piece from different angles and pl opt for the audio...else a visit in vain!
I wish that the lighting was better and cooling could be worked upon. also low granite seats in every room would permit the viewer more comfort to take in the beauty of the collections.
Recommend a buggy for transport to road or palace to facilitate visits of the art lover whose finances would not permit a car hire.
A MUST SEE.
Written October 2, 2014
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venu21277
Pune, India102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Family
an extremely well maintained museum unique of its kind.
displays the beautiful culture and legacy of the past conducted in a thorough professional demeanor. very well placed and suitably connected by various means of transport available in the city. an educative eye opener of our past.
Written March 15, 2013
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Capt_Bhavika
Mumbai, India532 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2010
it is situated in the royal maharaja of Vadodara's palace compound itself. a lush green field of golf leads towards the museum. It contains plenty of paintings from Raja Ravi Verma. and other Indian and Mediterranean art forms. I visited once when i was a kid. other time i visited it with my aunt who is not a localite.
Written September 13, 2011
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SHAILESH1967
Mumbai, India193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Family
For someone interested in history of the riches, this is the place. Major portion of the palace can be seen for a paltry entry fee of Rs 170. You get an audio player with language option of English, Hindi & Gujarati to select. The full tour is of 70 minutes but one can skip the commentary also. Finer details of the exquisite paintings, sculptures, arms collection is beautifully explained. It is worth visiting in Vadodara.
Written March 24, 2015
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VonLindegaard
Copenhagen, Denmark271 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Business
The museum is worth visiting, but if you are used to European/American museums, you might be a little disappointed, as the display is not very good. The museum is not air conditioned. Opening hours is 10:30 to 5:30 - Monday closed.

The museum has both Indian and European paintings and a very nice selection of bronze statues. One room is with Chinese/Japanese culture. Remember to buy the audio to guide you.

Foreign tourists pay 100 Rs (2 USD) and locals 30 Rs and they do not accept that you have paid once before if you have visited Laxmi Palace. Cameras are not allowed.

The small shop sells soft drinks, but no food.

Bathroom is avaliable....but don't expect to much.
Written March 24, 2013
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yathrikal
Mumbai, India35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Couples
Charge more and improve maintenance of the Museum for the collection of paintings are price less. The ravi varma paintings are a delight to the eyes and so is the crystal throne and ivory bed. the paintings sadly are not displayed in a way to bring out its best. Maintenece of the walls( there is dampness ) + ambient lighting should be looked into by the management
Written February 1, 2013
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