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Sabavala’s initial foray into art began with impressionism in the early 1950s. He created this oil on canvas in 1949: he was enrolled to study impressionism at the Academie Julian in Paris. During this period he painted a series of nudes with an impressionistic eye for light and colour. The human body was of cynosural importance in the mind of Sabavala, and he expresses his opinion quite strongly on the subject: “A painter who cannot paint a...



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  Lot 36 of 77  

MODERN EVENING SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
15 FEBRUARY 2014

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Winning Bid
Rs 42,00,000
$68,852

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Jehangir Sabavala
Nude
Signed and dated in English (upper right) and inscribed and dated in English (verso)
1949
Oil on canvas
17.5 x 23 in (44.4 x 58.4 cm)

PROVENANCE:
An Important Corporate Collection, India

PUBLISHED:
The Crucible of Painting: The Art of Jehangir Sabavala, ed: Ranjit Hoskote, Eminence Designs Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, 2005
The Naked and the Nude: The Body in Indian Modern Art, ed: Kishore Singh, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2013

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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