Tear Drop on the Lotus Leaf; A Mosque at Monghyr, at Haveli Kharagpur, the Birth Place of Nandada

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Auction Name Indian Art: Classical to Modern (M0012)
Creator Name ABANINDRANATH TAGORE (1871 - 1951); MUKUL DEY (1895 - 1989)
Lot Number 219*

Tear Drop on the Lotus Leaf; A Mosque at Monghyr, at Haveli Kharagpur, the Birth Place of Nandada

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Property of Supratik Bose



NATIONAL ART TREASURE – NON-EXPORTABLE ITEM (Please refer to the Terms and Conditions of Sale at the back of the catalogue)

Woodblock print on paper; drypoint etching on paper

c. 1915; 1960

Block size 9 7/8 x 7 1/2 in. (25.6 x 19 cm.),
Folio 10 3/4 x 8 1/8 in. (27.3 x 20.7 cm.);
Image 5 3/8 x 10 7/8 in. (13.7 x 17.7 cm.),
Folio 7 7/8 x 14 3/8 in. (20 x 36.5 cm.) (2)

Signed in Bengali 'Abanindra' upper right within print; inscribed "'A Mosque at Monghyr at Haveli Karaghpur, / the Birth place of Nandada"; To Biswarup Bose with all affection - from Mukul Dey / July 22, 1960.' below plate

For Tear Drop on the Lotus Leaf, see Chatterjee’s Picture Albums - Number 2, pl. 2, U. Ray and Sons, Modern Review Office, Calcutta, illustrated.

'In the poetry of Sanskrit and Sanskritic languages drops of water on the Lotus Leaf symbolise instability. This picture may be taken to be an artist's rendering of the idea that, like joy, sorrow, too, is not permanent.' (Chatterjee's Picture Albums - Number 2, U. Ray and Sons, Modern Review Office, Calcutta.)
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