By Raja Muzaffar Ali
Proceeds from the sale of the painting will go to the Kotwara Welfare Trust (KWT)
Acrylic on canvas
1’- 0” x 1’- 0”
Signed: Top Right
1930 Stutz Model M Dual Cowl Speedster, Coachwork by LeBaron
Cars are born in the minds of people: their lifestyle, the landscapes and terrains that shape them. It is architecture in movement. India provided in era of the Raj the most varied opportunities to design coaches that sat on the chassis. The Le Barron bodied Stutz of Baria is one such instance. The Maharawal of Baria drove himself. He wanted to see and be seen. His staff sat in the back seat. It was his way of inspecting and rectifying what he felt was wrong. It is obvious that follow cars would carry the accompanying retinue. It was his connect with his people with whom he shared a deep bond. This Stutz, in the Titus collection, reminds one of the world of Baria, set in the heart of tribal Gujarat, where the present scion is passionate about education amongst the backward people.