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Amrita Sher-Gil
Portrait of Mother


“It seems to me that I never began painting, that I have always painted. And I have always had, with a strange certitude, the conviction that I was meant to be a painter and nothing else. Although I studied, I have never been taught in the actual sense of the word, because I possess in my psychological make-up a peculiarity that resents any outside interference. I have always, in everything, wanted to find out things for myself.” - AMRITA...



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  Lot 21 of 40  

MODERN INDIAN ART
13 OCTOBER 2021

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Winning Bid
Rs 9,00,00,000
$1,216,216

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Amrita Sher-Gil
Portrait of Mother
Circa 1930s
Oil on canvas
25.25 x 18.25 in (64 x 46.5 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE

PROVENANCE
Acquired from the artist's family
Property from an Important Private Collection

PUBLISHED
Vivan Sundaram ed., Amrita Sher-Gil: A Self-Portrait in Letters & Writing, Volume 1, New Delhi: Tulika Books, 2010, p.212 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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