Private Collection Acquired from the above in 1971
Toronto, University of Toronto, Life & Times of Rabindranath Tagore, 11 - 22 November 2005
This is the preparatory sketch of Charles Freer Andrews in a prayer position by Nandalal Bose. The final sketch is in the collection of the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Andrews (1871 - 1940) was a Christian missionary, educator and social reformer in India, where he became a close friend of both Mahatma Gandhi and poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore. He lived in India from 1904 until his demise in 1940.
There are small losses on the upper left corner and along the lower edge. Yellowing to the paper, minor staining and scattered spots of foxing are visible. Inherent creases are present throughout and there is a larger fold running along the lower edge of the paper. The colors are brighter in reality than they appear in the catalogue illustration. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.