This lot is a National Art Treasure under Indian Law and is subject to restrictions, including those applicable under the Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972. This lot may not be exported outside of India by any person other than the Indian Central Government or any authority or agency authorised by the Indian Central Government.
Oil on canvas
There is frame rubbing around the edges. The pigment is slightly uneven, commensurate with age and restoration: UV Light: Re-touching is visible under UV light, most notably in the girl's shirt, hair, and in the garment of the figure in the pink garment, and few areas in the background. The faces of both figures are largely untouched. The canvas is re-lined. The painting has been well conserved and is in good and stable condition as in keeping with its age and material used from its time of creation. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
18 ⅞ x 15 ⅞ in. (48 x 40.6 cm.)
Lahore, Faletti's Hotel, Paintings by Amrita Sher-Gil, 21 - 27 November 1937
V. Sundaram, Amrita Sher-Gil: A Self-portrait in Letter & Writings, Vol. 1, Tulika Books, New Delhi, 2010, p. 184 V. Sundaram, Amrita Sher-Gil: A Self-portrait in Letter & Writings, Vol. 2, Tulika Books, New Delhi, 2010, p. 803
Acquired by Dr. Charles Fabri in Lahore in 1937 Thence by descent to Charles Fabri's widow, Ratna Mathur-Fabri, New Delhi Thence by descent to Ratna Mathur-Fabri's brother, Ashok Mathur, New Delhi Thence by descent to the present owner
Signed and dated 'Amrita Sher-Gil / 1934' lower left
Property of a lady, new delhi
1913 - 1941