RESULTS - The Art Of Nandalal Bose, Abanindranath Tagore And Rabindranath Tagore: The Collection of Supratik Bose

New York

 New York, 17 September 2013, Sale #3441

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

78 lots sold

Total: $2,927,000/£1,844,010/€2,195,250

    96% sold by lot

81 lots offered

£0.63= $1 / € 0.75=$1

 99% sold by value



Estimate ($)

Price Realized



Abanindranath Tagore (1871-1951), Untitled (Siva-Simantini), watercolor and wash on card, executed circa 1920s.


40,000 – 60,000






Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Where the mind is without fear, ink on paper, executed circa 1910.

100,000 –150,000




Asian Institution


Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Untitled, watercolor and ink on paper.

60,000 – 80,000




European Private


Nandalal Bose (1882-1966), Bull Fighter, tempera on paper, executed in 1937.

30,000 – 50,000




US Institution


Nandalal Bose (1882-1966), Untitled (Caitanya and Haridas), watercolor on paper, executed circa early 1940s.

60,000 – 80,000




Asian Private


Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Untitled (Portrait of a Boy), ink on paper, executed circa 1930s. 

12,000 – 18,000




US Private


Nandalal Bose (1882-1966), Untitled (Studies of Konarak Temple, Orissa), graphite on paper bound in an accordian portfolio, executed in 1934.

15,000 – 20,000




Indian Trade


Nandalal Bose (1882-1966), Untitled (Ardhanarishvara), tempera on cloth, executed in 1942.

40,000 – 60,000




US Private


Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Untitled (Hare), ink on paper, executed circa 1930s. 

6,000 – 8,000




Asian Private


Nandalal Bose (1882-1966), Flute Player, tempera on paper, executed in 1937.

25,000 – 35,000




Indian Trade


Hugo Weihe, International Director of Asian Art and International Specialist Head, South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art Department, New York, said: “The sale of The Art of Nadalal Bose, Abanindranath Tagore, and Rabindranath Tagore marked an incredible chapter for Indian modernism. We were gratified by the global attention this collection garnered, which resulted in a sell-through rate of 99% by value, with the remaining three lots selling immediately after the sale.  We will always be deeply honored to have been entrusted by Supratik Bose to handle this extraordinary collection.”

“Well over four decades ago when I brought the collection from India very few in America knew about the art of Nandalal Bose, Abanindranath Tagore, and Rabindranath Tagore,” said Supratik Bose.  “I am very pleased that after today's auction at Christie's they are far better known internationally.” 

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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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