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Sardar Ganda Thakar Singh

Untitled (Woman in Courtyard)

Estimate:

2,500

to
- 3,500 USD

Property from a Private American Collection

Sardar Ganda Thakar Singh

Sardar Ganda Thakar Singh

Untitled (Woman in Courtyard)

Untitled (Woman in Courtyard)

Estimate:

2,500

to
- 3,500 USD

Lot sold:

51,660

USD

Property from a Private American Collection

Sardar Ganda Thakar Singh

1899 - 1976

Untitled (Woman in Courtyard) 


Oil on canvas 

Signed and dated 'S. G. Thakar Singh / 1934' lower left 

36 x 24 in. (91.4 x 60.9 cm.)

Framed: 42 x 30 in. (106.6 x 76.2 cm.)

Painted in 1934

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Bonhams London, 12 June 2001, lot 24
Celebrated Indian painter, S. G. Thakar Singh was born in a small village outside Amritsar in 1899. He began his career working for theatrical companies in Bombay and Calcutta but soon became renowned for his painting. In 1917, aged just eighteen, Thakar Singh won a Rs. 500 prize in an exhibition in Simla, and in 1924, was awarded second prize at the British Empire Exhibition in London. Two years later, the artist co-founded the Punjab Fine Art Society in Calcutta, and then in 1931, he established the Thakar Singh School of Arts in his hometown of Amritsar. Working mainly in oils, pastels and watercolors, Thakar Singh’s beautiful, yet academic works evince a delicate and skillful understanding of his medium. This mastery is strikingly illustrated in the intricate stone reliefs and draping folds of the subject’s sari in the current lot.