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Roma Mukerji (b. 1910)
Buddha and Amrapali
Signed in Devanagiri lower left and inscribed and dated 'Ambapali [sic] 25.6.56' on reverse
Watercolor on paper
15¼ x 11¼ in. (38.7 x 28.5 cm.)

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Roma Mukerji trained under the artist Kshitindranath Mazumdar and her wash technique and choice of mythological and religious subjects are clearly inspired by his work. During the 1950's she produced a series of works relating to the life of Gautama Buddha, for which the current work won a gold medal at the Calcutta Annual Art Exhibition.
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