Painted in 1969.
'I belong to this earth. I walk on this earth, and I don't think of anything but this earth. Things here are my kind of library, I'm not interested in anything else. As such, I don't create dream paintings. Whatever I have experienced in this world I paint. Other things are not important to me.' N. S. Bendre, Drawings and Paintings, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 1992.
In the late 1960's Bendre painted images of women in interiors engaged in activities such as reading, painting and playing music. Bendre was interested in the depiction of joy and the charms of the feminine world. He painted familiar scenes of domestic life without any stylisation or modelling. He avoided shadows and perspective and his paintings were invariably two dimensional. The effect of distance was conveyed by the gradual elimination of detail.