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    Sale 7594

    Victorian and Traditionalist Pictures

    5 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 10

    Edward Seago (1910-1974)

    Portrait of Uday Shankar

    Price Realised  


    Edward Seago (1910-1974)
    Portrait of Uday Shankar
    signed and dated 'Edward Seago/1938' (upper right)
    oil on canvas
    30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)

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    Although his reputation has since been eclipsed by that of his brother, the sitarist Ravi Shankar, Uday Shankar was one of the foremost proponents of Indian musical tradition in the twentieth century. He was encouraged to popularize Indian dance by an early partner, the Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova. Throughout the 1930s in particular, he travelled throughout Europe and the United States bringing Indian dance to new audiences. This picture was reproduced in 'Tribute to Ballet', published in New York by the Macmillan Company in 1938, in which poems by John Masefield were complemented by pictures by Edward Seago.

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    Please note that Lot 10 should be starred in the catalogue as it is from outside the EEC and is therefore subject to 5 Import Tax on the hammer price.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a New York Estate.