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                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lot No. 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                       M. V. DHURANDHAR
                                                                                                                                                                                            d)
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Born 1867 - 1944
                                                                                                                                                                                                       a) UNTITLED
                                                                                                                                                                                                       7 x 4.5 in (17.8 x 11.4 cm)
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pencil on paper
                                                                                                                                                                                                       b) BHATIA GIRL
                                                                                                                                                                                                       7x6in (17.8 x 15.2 cm)
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Watercolour and pencil on paper
                                                                                                                                                                                                       c) DIWAN-I- KHAS
                                                                                                                                                                                                       7x6in (17.8 x 15.2 cm)
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Watercolour on paper
                                                                                                                                                                                                       1920
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dated : Top Right
                                                                                                                                                                                                       d) WOMEN
                                                                                                                                                                                                       5.75 x 8.5 in (14.6 x 21.6 cm)
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Watercolour and pencil on paper
                                                                                                                                                                                                       1926
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dated : Top Right
        Lot No. 5
        SAILOZ MOOKHERJEA                                                                                                                                                                              Rs. 3,00,000 – 4,00,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                       US$ 4,839 – 6,452
        Born 1906 - 1960
                                                              Sailoz Mookherjea was born in West Bengal in the year 1906. He completed                                                                 This lot is a set of 4 works
        DREAMING GIRL                                         his diploma in Fine Arts from the Government College of Arts and Crafts,
        29.5 x 17.9 in (74.9 x 45.5 cm)                       Calcutta in 1932.He later taught at Delhi Polytechnic, and also served as the                                                            Provenance : Property from the collection of
        Oil on canvas                                         Art Director at the Imperial Tobacco Company before he moved to Paris in                                                                 Prashant Tulsiyan, artwork was acquired by the
        Circa : 1940                                          1937. His workstyle was founded upon the fundaments of simplistic forms,                                                                 above from Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.
        Rs. 10,00,000 – 15,00,000                             fluid lines with dynamic elements. He is considered as one of the foremost
                                                              modernists of India. He gained inspiration from European artists such as                        d) Verso
        US$ 16,129 – 24,194
                                                              Matisse, while at the same time gauged the work ethics of Basohli
        Signed : Bottom Left                                  miniatures and the Bengal School. His artistic themes amalgamate nature
                                                              and rural scenes with bold lines and an empowering colour palette. His works
        This lot is a National Art Treasure - Non Exportable Item  emphasize colour over form, and renders a high degree of expression and
        (payment only in Indian rupees)
                                                              movement into his protagonists. Mookherjea’s later landscape compositions
        Provenance : Property from a private Delhi based collection, previously  illustrate a shift towards a complete disregard of form and the signifying
        sold by Saffronart, originally sold by Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi.  functionoftheline,infavourofarbitraryscribblesandinterminglingcolours.
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