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Amrita Sher-Gil
A White Marble Fall


"Thousands of lovely flowers grow next to the
Crystal waters of the Tisza
But more beautiful than all the many flowers is a rosy
Cheeked Hungarian girl, with her rosy cheeked face..."

- AMRITA SHERGIL, "THE HUNGARIAN GIRL," 1920-24

Amrita Sher-Gil is considered one of India's most significant artists of the 20th century, and her early work provides insights into her imagination and skill as a draughtsman...



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  Lot 14 of 76  

ALIVE: EVENING SALE OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
17 SEPTEMBER 2020

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Winning Bid
Rs 33,60,000
$46,027

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Amrita Sher-Gil
A White Marble Fall
Inscribed 'Amrita Shergil/ at the age of 10. Simla 1923' (lower left); inscribed in Hungarian and dated '4.6.1923' (on the reverse)
1923
Watercolour and graphite on paper
10.5 x 7 in (26.5 x 18 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist's family

PUBLISHED
Vivan Sundaram ed., Amrita Sher-Gil: A Self-Portrait in Letters & Writings, Volume 1, New Delhi: Tulika Books, 2010, p. 15 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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