The Bombay Revivalist movement began around 1921, at the Sir J. J. School of Art, Bombay. Initiated under the school's principle, Gladstone Solomon, it was later guided by G.H. Nagarkar and J.M. Ahiwasi. Solomon encouraged his students to seek recourse in native traditions, such as mural and miniature painting. Kusum Ketkar was a lesser-known member of the movement, and these two paintings are likely from her student days. (Excerpts from S. Bahulkar and D. Ghare, 'Artists of the Bombay School') These intricately rendered woodland scenes from 1937-8 are exquisite examples of the Bombay Revivalist style.