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In the genre of realism painting in Indian art history, one of the key figures to redefine the style was Hemendranath Majumdar, after Raja Ravi Varma. While the latter played an important role in creating a new concept of feminine beauty, it was primarily the work of Majumdar in painting realistic studies of the female form through his preferred medium of oils that managed to effectively challenge existing norms.

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  Lot 9 of 30  

SUMMER LIVE AUCTION
13 JULY 2021

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Winning Bid
Rs 84,00,000
$114,286

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Hemendranath Majumdar
Untitled
Oil on canvas
29.25 x 17.25 in (74.6 x 43.5 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist
Collection of Butto Kristo Paul
(Mr. Paul was the founder of one of the earliest medicine manufacturing companies in Kolkata. The B K Paul Avenue street is named after him.)
Thence by descent
Private Collection, UK
Sotheby's, London, 16 June 2009, lot 34
Property from an Eminent Private Collection, New Delhi

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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