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AMRITA SHER-GIL (1913 - 1941)

Amrita is still the legend she was. She died young. No woman painter since her time was so beautiful as she was or has created such handsom work. She is still a legend ... She is a legend because in a physical and spiritual way she was a woman of a world bridging the East and the West.

Amrita painted women best, herself included. She portrays herself voluptuously, pensively , happily , or as a gauguin-esque nude.1

Lot #29
Untitled (Nude)
Charcoal on paper
Circa 1930
22 x 17.5 in.
INR 40,00,000 - 50,00,000
PROVENANCE
Originally from the artists family
Private Collection, New Delhi
Certified by the artists family
COMPARABLES
Lot 18, April 2017 Pundole's, 12.6 x 9.3 in, Pen/Ink on paper, Circa 1930, INR 48,00,000 Hammer
Lot 37, Feb 2017 Saffronart, 12.2 x 8.9 in, Pencil on paper,Circa 1930, USD 54,550

amrita sher-gil charcoal on paper pasted on paper

REFERENCES
1. Richard Bartholomew, The Art Critic (pg 268,269)