1887 - 1972
UNTITLED (FIVE WOMEN)
Tempera on masonite. Signed in Bengali lower right.
11 ½ x 31 ¼ in. (29.4 x 79.5 cm.)
Framed: 13 ⅝ x 33 ¼ in. (34.7 x 84.5 cm.)
There is wear, craquelere and loss of pigment in the work. There is a small surface loss on the upper left corner but this is covered by the frame. UV light: earlier pigment losses in the figures appear to have been consolidated. These are florescing under ultra-violet light. These are more prevalent in the first two figures from the left.
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Acquired by Bonnie R. Crown during her travels in India circa 1950s-60s
Purchased from the estate of the above in New York in 2017
Bonnie R. Crown was the Director of the Asian Literature Program at the Asia Society, New York from 1959 to 1976. During that time she traveled to almost every Asian country, visiting India many times to discover new writers and books to share with the American public.