Estate of Bhanu Athaiya
Set of 4 artworks [Bal Gandharv (8.5 x 8.5 in.) ; Annasaheb's Wife - Shantabai (16 x 11 in.) ; Annasaheb's Mother (12 x 9 in.), Unknown (3 x 5 in.)] Annasaheb's interest lay in portraiture, hence he painted images of family members, as well as of theatre greats such as Bal Gandharva from photographic references. Bal Gandharva ruled the Marathi musical drama world for almost half a century. He was a famed singer and stage actor whose artistic magnificence lay in performing a variety of feminine character roles on the stage.