• The Ismail Merchant Collection auction at Christies

    Sale 5980

    The Ismail Merchant Collection

    7 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 48

    CALCUTTA SCHOOL, CIRCA 1870

    Dassehra: The crowds gather at the river to immerse the image of Durga

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    CALCUTTA SCHOOL, CIRCA 1870
    Dassehra: The crowds gather at the river to immerse the image of Durga
    signed with monogram (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    10 3/8 x 14½ in. (26.5 x 37 cm.)


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    The present picture depicts Dassehra, the end of the festival of Durga Puja, when the image of Goddess Durga is immersed in the river. Her son, Ganesh, is shown seated in the temple in the background.

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