Prinseps


Rathindranath Tagore

Prinseps is pleased to present for the first time in auctions, art works by Rathindranath Tagore, an artist par-excellence and of extreme historical importance.
This would be a one-time opportunity to acquire rare works by the artist which have been with his family for over fifty years and come with an impeccable provenance. Read More

Estate of Jamini Roy

Prinseps is pleased to present two early and rare works of Jamini Roy - a superb Tempera on Cloth Circa 1930 and a street scene Circa 1940 depicting Jamini Roy's erstwhile residence in North Calcutta. Read More

Featured Lots - September 12-13th Auction

Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru - An Autobiography

signatured by Jawaharlal Nehru

Balaichand Mukhopadhyay

Bonophul er Aro Golpo (Bengali)

signatured by author as gift to Rabindranath Tagore

Akbar Padamsee

Prinseps presents two interesting works by Akbar Padamsee in its upcoming Autumn auction. Read More

Francis Newton Souza

Prinseps presents two important works by Francis Newton Souza in our upcoming Autumn auction. Read More

Bhabesh Chandra Sanyal

A work executed in 1941 by B.C.Sanyal, the founder of the Delhi Shilpi Chakra. Read More

Somnath Hore

Somnath Hore sculptures are rare ! Read More

Prodosh Dasgupta

A masterpiece from 1972 by Prodosh Dasgupta, the founder of the Calcutta group Read More

Bimal Dasgupta

A superb landscape - a rare early work in oil from 1961 by Bimal Dasgupta Read More

Maqbool Fida Husain

An extremely rare and early work by Maqbool Fida Husain. Superb, and possibly unique with other examples so far not seen in the public domain. Read More

Himmat Shah

Showcasing two early works of the artist, Himmat Shah. First an impossible to obtain collage from 1968. The second a terracota work with gold leaf, a photo of the artist - an important work that adorns the inside cover of his "Terracota" book. Read More

Krishen Khanna

An early and rarely seen abstract work by Krishen Khanna. Read More

Sankho Chowdhury

Sankho Chowdhury was one of the formative influences in the changing horizon of modern Indian sculpture. Under the tutelage of Ramkinkar Baij, at Kala Bhavan Santiniketan, Chowdhury’s experiment with material and process paved an unending scope of introducing unconventional mediums in to the field, which from nineteenth century onwards, was dominated by western classical modeling methods. He rigorously experimented with cement, wood, metal, plaster, stucco, welding, aluminium sheets etc., indicating the turn of time and industry, remarkably expanding the material orientation of modern Indian sculpture. Read More

K G Subramanyan

“An enlightened eclecticism, Subramanyan believes, is the appropriate mode for creativity in a plural world, and only an advantageous eclecticism can keep the world plural. His own work done in a number of different mediums, with its many layers of subversive play, wit and irony is an exemplary demonstration of this... Read More

Genesis of the name

The name Prinseps stems from two parallel tracks - both bearing immense significance to Indian history (and therefore to collectibles) . The first being .. Read More

The Design Philosophy

The design elements chosen for Prinseps relies heavily on the genesis of its name. The design is therefore heavily inspired by the history surrounding the name, by antiquities, and by the Brahmi script. Read More

Is Art An Asset?

There is little doubt that Art is an investment asset ! It has been further argued that Art is also an "alternative" asset - implying that it's returns have low correlation with the stock markets and therefore if included in one's investment portfolio improves the risk-reward profile. Read More

When Was Modernism

"When Was Modernism" - a topic that is always up for debate. It is generally acknowledged that modernism in European art begins with Cezanne/Picasso. Read More

Director's Note

Research and Passion - are the two words I will use to summarize the principles and reasons behind Prinseps Read More

Featured Lots - September 12-13th Auction

Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru - An Autobiography

signatured by Jawaharlal Nehru

Balaichand Mukhopadhyay

Bonophul er Aro Golpo (Bengali)

signatured by author as gift to Rabindranath Tagore

Akbar Padamsee

Prinseps presents two interesting works by Akbar Padamsee in its upcoming Autumn auction. Read More

Francis Newton Souza

Prinseps presents two important works by Francis Newton Souza in our upcoming Autumn auction. Read More

Bhabesh Chandra Sanyal

A work executed in 1941 by B.C.Sanyal, the founder of the Delhi Shilpi Chakra. Read More

Somnath Hore

Somnath Hore sculptures are rare ! Read More

Prodosh Dasgupta

A masterpiece from 1972 by Prodosh Dasgupta, the founder of the Calcutta group Read More

Bimal Dasgupta

A superb landscape - a rare early work in oil from 1961 by Bimal Dasgupta Read More

Maqbool Fida Husain

An extremely rare and early work by Maqbool Fida Husain. Superb, and possibly unique with other examples so far not seen in the public domain. Read More

Himmat Shah

Showcasing two early works of the artist, Himmat Shah. First an impossible to obtain collage from 1968. The second a terracota work with gold leaf, a photo of the artist - an important work that adorns the inside cover of his "Terracota" book. Read More

Krishen Khanna

An early and rarely seen abstract work by Krishen Khanna. Read More

Sankho Chowdhury

Sankho Chowdhury was one of the formative influences in the changing horizon of modern Indian sculpture. Under the tutelage of Ramkinkar Baij, at Kala Bhavan Santiniketan, Chowdhury’s experiment with material and process paved an unending scope of introducing unconventional mediums in to the field, which from nineteenth century onwards, was dominated by western classical modeling methods. He rigorously experimented with cement, wood, metal, plaster, stucco, welding, aluminium sheets etc., indicating the turn of time and industry, remarkably expanding the material orientation of modern Indian sculpture. Read More

K G Subramanyan

“An enlightened eclecticism, Subramanyan believes, is the appropriate mode for creativity in a plural world, and only an advantageous eclecticism can keep the world plural. His own work done in a number of different mediums, with its many layers of subversive play, wit and irony is an exemplary demonstration of this... Read More

Genesis of the name

The name Prinseps stems from two parallel tracks - both bearing immense significance to Indian history (and therefore to collectibles) . The first being .. Read More

The Design Philosophy

The design elements chosen for Prinseps relies heavily on the genesis of its name. The design is therefore heavily inspired by the history surrounding the name, by antiquities, and by the Brahmi script. Read More

Is Art An Asset?

There is little doubt that Art is an investment asset ! It has been further argued that Art is also an "alternative" asset - implying that it's returns have low correlation with the stock markets and therefore if included in one's investment portfolio improves the risk-reward profile. Read More

When Was Modernism

"When Was Modernism" - a topic that is always up for debate. It is generally acknowledged that modernism in European art begins with Cezanne/Picasso. Read More

Director's Note

Research and Passion - are the two words I will use to summarize the principles and reasons behind Prinseps Read More