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Born on 18 September 1867, into the Tagore family in Kolkata, Gaganendranath Tagore as a self-taught artist and nephew of the great poet and nationalist Rabindranath Tagore.

Gaganendranath had very little formal education; in fact he had a very short spell at the St Xavier's School where he took a brief interest in drawing and painting and a briefer still one in academic studies. His interest in life and later art, was limited to, and...



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  Lot 23 of 121  

FROM CLASSICAL TO CONTEMPORARY
6-7 DECEMBER 2017

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Gaganendranath Tagore
Untitled
Indistinctly inscribed 'K' and Initialled 'GT' (lower right)
Note inscribed in Bengali on the reverse, by Purnima Devi, identifying herself as the artist's second daughter, stating that it is her father's work and requesting information on a price
Circa 1920s
Watercolour on handmade paper pasted on mulberry paper on board
11.25 x 11 in (28.5 x 28 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE

PROVENANCE:
From the collection of the artist
Inherited by his daughter, Purnima Devi
Thence by descent to his grandson, Partha Chattopadhyay Thakur
Private Collection, Kolkata

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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