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Born on 30th January 1913 in Budapest, Hungary, Amrita Sher-Gil was the first important woman artist to emerge out of India in the 1930s. In her brief life span of 28 years, she led the modern Indian art movement, which was then taken ahead by the Bombay Progressive Artists Group.

A child of a Punjabi landlord father Sardar Umrao Singh Majithia and a Hungarian musician mother, Antoinette, both loyalists to the British Raj, Amrita had...



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  Lot 21 of 42  

ART RISES FOR KERALA LIVE FUNDRAISER AUCTION
18 JANUARY 2019

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Winning Bid
Rs 24,00,000
$34,783




ARTWORK DETAILS

Amrita Sher-Gil
Head
Inscribed and dated by Vivan Sundaram ''Head' by Amrita Sher-Gil/ c.1928/ This drawing is an original by Amrita Sher-Gil from her archive inherited by Mer my sister/ 14-12-2018' (on the reverse on framing board)
c. 1928
Graphite on paper
19.75 x 19 in (50.3 x 48 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE

PROVENANCE
Acquired from Indira Sundaram, sister of Amrita Sher-Gil
Collection of Vivan and Navina Sundaram

Category: Painting


 









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