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NANDALAL BOSE | SATI

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 GBP

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, SOMERSET

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NANDALAL BOSE | SATI

NANDALAL BOSE | SATI

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot sold:

9,450

GBP

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, SOMERSET

NANDALAL BOSE

1882 - 1966

SATI


Aquatint on paper heightened with gold

Signed in Devanagari lower right

26.5 x 17.5 cm. (10 ⅜ x 6 ⅞ in.)

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Acquired in India by a private British collector. Her husband worked as a doctor in the British Army until the late 1920s when he passed away. She kept up her interest and contacts with India even after returning to England.

Thence by descent

In 1908, Nandalal Bose exhibited two works at the Indian Society of Oriental Art’s inaugural show. His painting of Sati, the first consort of Shiva (later reincarnated as goddess Parvati), won first prize. Now housed in the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi, this delicately rendered portrayal of Sati was later reproduced by the artist as an aquatint, as seen in the current lot.