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Amrita Sher-Gil
(1913 - 1941)

Untitled (Self-Portrait)



Amrita Sher-Gil showed an inclination for exploring feminine themes from a young age. She was drawn to depicting women "in an emotionally charged and sensuous manner." (Artist quoted in Vivan Sundaram ed., Amrita Sher-Gil: A Self Portrait in Letters & Writings, Volume 1, New Delhi: Tulika Books, 2010, 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...



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  Lot 7 of 75  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
17 SEPTEMBER 2022

Estimate



Winning Bid
Rs 60,00,000
$75,472

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Amrita Sher-Gil
Untitled (Self-Portrait)

Inscribed 'THe Red/ Shoes' (on the reverse)
Pencil on paper
11.75 x 8.5 in (30 x 21.5 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE

This is a double-sided work

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist's family
Private Collection, New Delhi

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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