Somnath Hore Intaglio Etchings

Born in 1921 in Chittagong, undivided India, Somnath Hore studied at the Government Art College in Calcutta. His works represent the turbulent lives at the time of the Bengal Famine of 1943. His pictorial language in his sketches, sculptures, and prints is a reaction to one of the major crises’ that hit Bengal in the 20th century.

His etchings represent a time when he moved on from semi representational works to abstract works. The viscosity technique utilizes a combination of relief printmaking and intaglio printmaking methods to create a multicolored print.



Somnath Hore (1921 - 2006)

Untitled (Set of two etchings)


11 X 15 in. 

Signed bottom right

Estimate: 1,00,000 INR - 3,00,000 INR

Provenance: Private Collection

Lot no. 7 in Prinseps Spring Auction 24 - 25 April 2019

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