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Amrita Sher-Gil
Self-Portrait


Even at this young age, Sher-Gil's work showed an inclination to exploring feminine themes. She was drawn to depicting women "in an emotionally charged and sensuous manner." (Artist quoted in Sundaram ed., p. xl) Her early works showcase an artist on the verge of realising her artistic strengths. She was yet to discover the synthesis of form and colour seen in her later work, but nonetheless, her portrayals from this time evoke a sense of...



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  Lot 11 of 30  

SUMMER LIVE AUCTION
13 JULY 2021

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Winning Bid
Rs 19,20,000
$26,122

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Amrita Sher-Gil
Self-Portrait
Dated '4.10.27' (lower right); inscribed and dated by Vivan Sundaram 'Amrita Sher-Gil/ Self Portrait' 1927/ This is an original Amrita Sher-Gil from/ The estate of Amrita Sher-Gil/ Vivan Sundaram' (on the framing board)
1927
Pencil on paper
11.75 x 10 in (29.6 x 25.1 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE

PROVENANCE
Acquired from the artist's family
Saffronart, Mumbai, 31 October 2017, lot 32
Property from a Important Private Collection, Kerala

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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