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Asit Kumar Haldar was a versatile artist and sculptor, as well as a writer, best known for his invention of the "lacit" technique of lacquer painting on wood. An important member of the Bengal School of Art, he painted detailed historical scenes and illustrated a wide range of books, including those of his grand uncle Rabindranath Tagore. In the present lot, the Chinese pilgrim and Mahayana Buddhist scholar Hiuen-Tsang, who visited India during...



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  Lot 8 of 85  

MODERN INDIAN ART
5-6 DECEMBER 2018

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Winning Bid
$39,835
Rs 27,48,600

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Asit Kumar Haldar
Untitled
Signed in Bengali with artist's stamp, bearing a number 16 sticker (lower left) and initialled 'A.K.H.' (lower right); inscribed and dated 'ak .Haldar/ 26/2/52' (on the reverse)
1952
Gouache on paper
28.5 x 20.5 in (72.5 x 52.1 cm)

PUBLISHED
Dr. Radha Kumud Mookerji, Indian Culture at a Glance, Lucknow: The Department of Education, Government of Uttar Pradesh, 1960, pl. 16 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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