The present lot belongs to this nascent phase during the 1940s when Raza painted watercolours of pilgrimage sites such as Benaras during his travels. His work attracted the attention of the infl uential critic Rudy von Leyden. "Even at this early stage, what distinguished Raza's work from that of most other landscape painters was its non-representational quality, with the colour tonalities creating an innate rhythm... As Leyden observes, 'This...
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EVENING SALE | LIVE AUCTION, MUMBAI
17 FEBRUARY 2017
Rs 12,00,000 - 18,00,000
$18,185 - 27,275
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)
S H Raza
Signed and dated 'S. H. RAZA 43' (lower left)
15 x 22 in (38.3 x 56 cm)
Christie's, New York, 20 March 2013, lot 15
Property of a Distinguished Gentleman, New Delhi
Height of Figure: 6'