Nandalal Bose (Indian, 1882-1966) Ox and Cart, Musician and Landscape, Ox and Cart/Musician 14.3 x 19.3cm (5 5/8 x 7 5/8in); Landscape 8.6 x 13.7cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/8in)
Lot 2*
Nandalal Bose (Indian, 1882-1966) Ox and Cart, Musician and Landscape, Ox and Cart/Musician 14.3 x 19.3cm (5 5/8 x 7 5/8in); Landscape 8.6 x 13.7cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/8in)
Sold for £4,800 (US$ 8,067) inc. premium
Lot Details
Nandalal Bose (Indian, 1882-1966)
Ox and Cart, Musician and Landscape, Ox and cart, pen and ink, pencil and watercolour on card, signed and dated 1942 in Bengali lower left, verso; Musician, pen and ink, pencil, watercolour and wax crayon on card; Landscape, pen and ink and watercolour on card, signed in Bengali lower right, both framed (2), Ox and Cart/Musician 14.3 x 19.3cm (5 5/8 x 7 5/8in); Landscape 8.6 x 13.7cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/8in)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Private collection, San Francisco, USA: thought to have been acquired directly from the artist and thence by descent.

    In his early career, Bose experimented with a variety of indigenous Indian, Japanese, and Chinese techniques and his work consisted of scenes of nature, tribal and village life, as well as devotional subjects. Bose always carried with him a brush, ink and a stack of blank cards, ever sensitive to the stimuli surrounding him and the three works by Nandalal Bose in this sale are rendered in three very different styles from the artist's oeuvre.

    It was Bose's portrayal of rural India without dependence on Western models that captured the attention of Gandhi and catapulted Bose to the status of national icon as the only artist patronized by Gandhi.

    We would like to thank Dr Sona Datta for her assistance in cataloguing this lot.
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