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Amrita Sher-Gil
In the Ladies' Enclosure


Amrita Sher-Gil is perhaps one of the most enigmatic, fascinating and brilliant artists to have existed in Indian art history, whose artistic contribution and presence changed its very course, inspiring and impacting generations of artists even today. In her brief career spanning just about a decade, she was able to evolve a new language for modern Indian art. "She went on to spearhead the path of modernity in Indian art by imbuing her work with...



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  Lot 13 of 30  

SUMMER LIVE AUCTION
13 JULY 2021

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Winning Bid
Rs 37,80,00,000
$5,142,857

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Amrita Sher-Gil
In the Ladies' Enclosure
Signed and dated 'Amrita Sher Gil/ Feb. 1938' (lower right)
1938
Oil on canvas
21.5 x 31.5 in (54.3 x 80 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE

PROVENANCE
The Majithia Family Collection
Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2005
Property of a Gentleman, New Delhi

PUBLISHED
Geeta Kapur, Vivan Sundaram, Gulam Mohammed Sheikh et al, Amrita Sher-Gil, Bombay: Marg Publications, 1972, fig. 55
Vivan Sundaram ed., Amrita Sher-Gil: A Self-Portrait in Letters & Writings, Volume 2, New Delhi: Tulika Books, 2010, pp. 458, 808 (illustrated)
Yashodhara Dalmia, Amrita Sher-Gil: A Life, New Delhi: Penguin, 2006, pl. 14 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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