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Amrita Sher-Gil
Untitled


Sher-Gil's family relocated to Simla from Hungary in the 1920s, where the artist and her sister Indira began to take lessons in English and Western classical music. She was prolific in filling her diaries and sketchbooks with drawings and watercolours, whose themes were inspired by Hungarian and German folk tales that she grew up listening to, as well as films, literature and cultural influences that she was surrounded by at the time. Even from...



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  Lot 15 of 76  

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

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Winning Bid
Rs 26,40,000
$36,164

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Amrita Sher-Gil
Untitled
Graphite, pen and ink on paper
9.75 x 6.5 in (24.6 x 16.8 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE

This is a double-sided work

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist's family
Private Collection, Mumbai

PUBLISHED
Vivan Sundaram ed., Amrita Sher-Gil: A Self-Portrait in Letters & Writings, Volume 1, New Delhi: Tulika Books, 2010, p. 46 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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