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Nandalal Bose
(1882 - 1966)

Untitled (Prepatory Drawing for Mahishasura Mardini)



One of India's most influential Bengal School artists, Nandalal Bose sought to reinvigorate Indian art by rooting it back in Indian tradition, shunning the Western academic approach to art that prevailed at the time. He trained under Abanindranath Tagore, who later invited him to work at Jorasanko, Calcutta, where he came into contact with A K Coomaraswamy, Rabindranath Tagore, and Count Okakura. In 1920, Bose joined Kala Bhavan at Shantiniketan...



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  Lot 59 of 87  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
8 SEPTEMBER 2016

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Nandalal Bose
Untitled (Prepatory Drawing for Mahishasura Mardini)

Circa 1944
Gouache and graphite on paper
41.75 x 25.25 in (105.9 x 64 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE

PROVENANCE:
Formerly from the collection of the artist
Thence by descent
Christie's, New York, 17 September 2013, lot 37
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Category: Drawing
Style: Figurative


 









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