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"I am essentially a figurative painter with a strong predilection towards landscape. It is central to my work, and yet the figure whether wraithlike or human, is often present as a part of the whole." - JEHANGIR SABAVALA

Lots 8 and 9 are rare early works by Jehangir Sabavala, likely painted when he was studying at the Acadmie Andr Lhote in Paris. Having spent over ten years as a student at art schools in Europe and India,...



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  Lot 9 of 40  

THE CURATED AUCTION SERIES
19-20 APRIL 2021

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Winning Bid
$85,008
Rs 61,20,576

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Jehangir Sabavala
Nude
Signed and dated 'Sabavala/ 49' (upper right); inscribed and dated 'Nude / Jehangir Sabavala Paris 49' (on the reverse)
1949
Oil on canvas
17.5 x 23 in (44.5 x 58.4 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist, circa 1970s
Private Collection, Mumbai
An Important Corporate Collection, India
Saffronart, Mumbai, 15 February 2014, lot 36
Property of a Gentleman, New Delhi


EXHIBITED
Paintings and Drawings by Jehangir Sabavala, Bombay: Taj Art Gallery, 2 - 11 April 1951
Jehangir Sabavala: A Retrospective, Mumbai and New Delhi: National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), 19 December 2005 - 9 January 2006

PUBLISHED
Paintings and Drawings by Jehangir Sabavala, Bombay: Taj Art Gallery, 1951 (illustrated)
Ranjit Hoskote ed., The Crucible of Painting: The Art of Jehangir Sabavala, Mumbai: Eminence Designs Pvt. Ltd., 2005, p. 64 (illustrated)
Kishore Singh ed., The Naked and the Nude: The Body in Indian Modern Art, New Delhi: Delhi Art Gallery, 2013, p. 44 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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