Lot#6 || Sunayani Devi (1875-1962)
UNTITLED (Shiva Parvati)
Watercolor/Tempera on paper
9.00 x 8.50 in
₹ 8,00,000 -
Kishore Chatterjee and Maitreya Chatterjee Collection (by direct descent from the artist).
CATALOGUE NOTESSunayani Devi was an Indian painter born into the Tagore family. She started painting at the age of 30 after being inspired by the Tagore brothers. Her works were influenced by Indian mythology and her life in a Bengali household. She is celebrated as the first woman modern artist to champion rural and folk art.
Art of Bengal: Past and Present CIMA 2000 p.133
Das Bauhaus in Kalkutta, Bauhaus Dessau Museum 26/03/13 to 30/06/13.
Painting Freedom: Tagore, Jamini and Hemen – India’s Modernist Rebels, Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, United Kingdom, 11/09/21 to 21/11/21.
Rabindranath Tagore’s Influence on Modern Indian Art, Nehru Centre, London 07/10/11.