13 December 2006
ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879-1955)
S.N. SWAMY (1911-1983, artist). 'Albert Einstein'. Pencil drawing, signed 'Swamy' and further signed and dated by the subject 'A. Einstein. 50.', further numbered in another hand '9' and '48' on the verso. 276 x 194mm. (Traces of adhesive tape on the verso.) Framed and glazed.
A SIGNED PORTRAIT OF EINSTEIN BY SWAMY, an Indian artist who specialised in pencil or chalk portrait drawings of well-known figures of the mid twentieth century; for another portrait of Einstein by Swamy signed by both, cf. sale, Christie's London, 21 June 1989, lot 131.
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