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Modern & Contemporary Indian Art Modern & Contemporary Indian Art AMRITA SHER-GIL (1913 - 1941)
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By Karl Khandalavala
Bombay: New Book Co., 1945
Pp 71 + frontispiece portrait + 20 full-page tipped-in colour plates at the end + 3 tipped-in colour plates in the text + 5 tipped-in monochrome plates in the text + 8 monochrome plates at the end and numerous line drawings in the text including some full page. Beige full-cloth binding with spine a little ragged. Title, author’s name and reproduction of a painting by Sher-Gil embossed on cove in red.
INDIAN FLAMINGO – A Novel of Modern India By Charles Fabri Rare novel on AMRITA SHER-GIL by an eminent Hungarian Indologist who had settled in India and dedicated to Sher-Gil. The protagonist is a 23-year-old woman artist named ‘Padma Mitra’ and the hero is John, an Englishman who is in love with her, like Fabri [1889-1968] evidently himself was, though 24 years older than
Sher-Gil. The novel is set in 1937 Lahore when Sher-Gil was 24 and the hero is a director of an art museum there [Fabri was Officer on
Special Duty at Lahore Museum there at the time].
Condition NotesFine. Lacks dustjacket The first full-dress study of Sher- Gil’s life and work by her close friend, published four years after her death and carrying extracts from many letters between the two. Printed on Jaipur handmade paper Sold at osian’s new delhi auction on 1 march 2006, lot 30, for rs 2 lakh