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This figure study demonstrates Sabavala's command over line and form. The artist does not merely render the figure with anatomical accuracy; he shows the viewer the beauty and sensuality of the model. The defined leg muscles and the soft modelling of the torso reveal the artist's concentrated engagement with the rendering of his subject.

This study was made in 1946 when Sabavala had enrolled at the Heatherley School of Art in London....



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  Lot 19 of 80  

EVENING SALE OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART
24 FEBRUARY 2016

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Rs 7,80,000
$11,471

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Jehangir Sabavala
Untitled
Signed and dated 'London '46 Sabavala' (lower right)
1946
Pencil on paper pasted on mount board
13 x 8 in (32.9 x 20.1 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Saffronart, 21-22 April 2011, lot 62
An Important Private Collection, New Delhi

PUBLISHED:
Mulk Raj Anand, Sabavala, Sadanga Series, Mumbai: Vakil, Feffer & Simon, 1966, p. 12 (illustrated)

Category: Drawing
Style: Figurative


 









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