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A Ramachandran
(1935)

The Waterlilies Seller



A Ramachandran was born in Kerala in 1935 and trained as a sculptor and muralist. His idealised images of women draw from his observations of the Bhil community of Rajasthan, where he spent a considerable amount of time. They formed the basis of his paintings of women, such as the present lot showing a seller of water lilies, which are native to the region. By the 1980s, he had imbibed the culture of Rajasthan and adopted a vibrant colour...



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  Lot 66 of 78  

EVENING SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
16 FEBRUARY 2017

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Winning Bid
Rs 36,00,000
$54,545

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

A Ramachandran
The Waterlilies Seller

Signed and dated with artist stamp 'RAMACHANDRAN 2004' (upper right); signed, dated and inscribed 'RAMACHANDRAN / 2004 / 'The Waterlilies Seller'' and dated again '2004' (on the reverse)
2004
Oil on canvas
59.25 x 35.25 in (150.2 x 89.7 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Property of an Important Private Collection, New Delhi

EXHIBITED:
A Ramachandran: The Universe in the Lotus Pond, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery; Kolkata: Birla Academy of Art and Culture, 2006

PUBLISHED:
Ella Datta ed., A Ramachandran: The Universe in the Lotus Pond, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2006, p. 35 (illustrated)
Rupika Chawla ed., A Ramachandran: Bahurupi, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2009, p. 147 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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