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Amrita Sher-Gil
Untitled (The Tinder Box)


Hungarian born Amrita Sher-Gil spent her early childhood in Dunaharaszti, a village on the outskirts of Budapest. In 1919, she joined the local school and did many drawings illustrating Hungarian folk stories and the fairy tales of Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. An imaginative child, Sher-Gil also wrote many of her own stories and poems, with illustrated sketches drawn in coloured pencils and crayons.

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  Lot 85 of 87  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
8 SEPTEMBER 2016

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Winning Bid
Rs 38,40,000
$58,182

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Amrita Sher-Gil
Untitled (The Tinder Box)
Inscribed 'The tinder box' (lower centre)
Pencil on paper
9 x 12 in (22.6 x 30.5 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE

PROVENANCE:
Acquired from the artist's family, New Delhi
Private Collection, Maharashtra

Category: Drawing
Style: Figurative


 









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