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S H Raza
Untitled (Benares)


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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  Lot 18 of 77  

EVENING SALE | LIVE AUCTION, MUMBAI
17 FEBRUARY 2017

Estimate
Rs 12,00,000 - 18,00,000
$18,185 - 27,275


Winning Bid
Rs 24,00,000
$36,364

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

S H Raza
Untitled (Benares)
Signed and dated 'S. H. RAZA 43' (lower left)
1943
Watercolour on paper
15 x 22 in (38.3 x 56 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Christie's, New York, 20 March 2013, lot 15
Property of a Distinguished Gentleman, New Delhi

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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