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Nandalal Bose
(1882 - 1966)

Untitled



Nandalal Bose's drawing skills are on full display in this exquisite rendition of Nataraja. Bose would have been familiar with the well known early Chola sculpture of Nataraja from Tiruvalangadu in the Government Museum in what was then Madras. His study of the subject is evident in this drawing, where he adds the flaming ovoid aureole to complete the one which is missing in the Chola bronze. Its distinct shape is essential to the iconography...



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  Lot 55 of 65  

EVENING SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
13 MARCH 2018

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Nandalal Bose
Untitled

Signed in Bengali (lower right)
Ink and pencil on rice paper pasted on linen
53.5 x 45.5 in (135.6 x 115.7 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE

PROVENANCE:
From the collection of the artist
Inherited by his eldest son, Sri Bishwaroop Bose
Gifted to Anshuman Hui, Mumbai
Private Collection, New Delhi

Category: Drawing
Style: Figurative


 









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