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    Sale 2112

    The Scholar's Vision: The Pal Family Collection

    20 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 434

    At the Ganges

    ABANINDRANATH TAGORE (AUGUST 7, 1871- DECEMBER 5, 1951)
    INDIA, BENGAL

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    At the Ganges
    Abanindranath Tagore (August 7, 1871- December 5, 1951)
    India, Bengal
    Sensitively drawn with a woman carrying a paper boat with two diyas, wearing traditional dress and gold jewelry, having just descended down the ghat to make her offering in the Ganges, with tree branches above
    Signed in Bengali (center bottom); inscribed on reverse, "To my Beloved Pupil Roop Krishna. Abanindra Nath Tagore, 15th Jan 1921."
    Watercolor on paper
    10½ x 6½ in. (26.7 x 16.5 cm.)


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    For similar paintings, see Parimoo, The paintings of the Three Tagors, Baroda, 1973, p. 171, nos. 31, 47 and 68