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Somnath Hore
(1921 - 2006)

Untitled (Sketchbook)

Somnath Hore was born in a village called Barama in Chittagong in present day Bangladesh in 1921. While he was still very young, he started making posters for the Communist party. It was with the help of the leader of this party that he was admitted into the Government College of Art & Craft.

Between the years 1954 to 1967, Hore handled a number of jobs in various capacities. From 1954 to 1958 he was a lecturer at the Indian College...

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  Lot 40 of 109  

22-23 JUNE 2022


Winning Bid
Rs 62,76,732

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


Somnath Hore
Untitled (Sketchbook)

Initialled and dated 'S/ 7.8.98' (first sketch), inscribed 'From 7.8.98/ to 21.3.99' (last page)
1998 - 1999
Pen on paper
5.5 x 3.25 in (14 x 8 cm)

The present lot is a sketchbook of 98 sketches by Somnath Hore. All the sketches, with the exception of three, are initialled and dated consecutively with "S/ 7.8.98" on the first sketch to "S/21.3 99" on the last sketch

Acquired from an Eminent Private Collection, Kolkata
Property of a Lady, Mumbai

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


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