5 October 1999
N. R. Sardesai
Contemplation; Lady with a Water Jar; Lady sewing.
signed with initials and dated 'NRS/1934' (lower right); signed and dated 'N.R. Sardesai 1935' (lower right); and signed with initials and dated 'NRS 1934'
pencil and watercolour
17 x 14 in. (44.5 x 35.6 cm.) and smaller (3)
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Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class