Signed and dated 'Shanti Dave. 61.' center right
Oil and ink on canvas
27⅜ x 39½ in. (69.4 x 100.3 cm.)
Painted in 1961
Acquired in India circa 1960s by Prof. Derek Davenport
Purchased from the estate of the above in July 2017
Derek A. Davenport was Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Purdue University, West Lafayette in Indiana. A stalwart in the field of education, he traveled extensively throughout the world, including India where he spent two sabbaticals overseas helping to establish the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur in 1963.