PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY COLLECTION OF NANDALAL BOSE
NATIONAL ART TREASURE - NON-EXPORTABLE ITEM (Please refer to the Terms and Conditions of Sale at the back of the catalogue)
Pencil on paper; ink and pencil on paper
3 ½ x 5 ½ in. (8.9 x 14 cm.); 5 ½ x 3 ½ in. (14 x 8.9 cm.) (2)
Signed 'Nanda' in Bengali and dated '15 / 12 / 36' centre left, inscribed 'Faizpur / Congress.' lower left and further inscribed in Bengali on reverse; signed 'Nanda' in Bengali and dated '12/10/1939' lower right and further inscribed in Bengali on reverse
From the collection of Nandalal Bose's eldest daughter, Gouri Bhanja, nee Bose and thence by descent.
Nandalal Bose was asked by Mahatma Gandhi to design the temporary structures created for the 50th national conference of the Indian National Congress that was held in Faizpur in 1936. In preparation, Bose worked in Faizpur for many weeks before the conference began. The postcard depicting cattle in the current lot was produced during that time, eleven days before Jawaharlal Nehru’s Presidential address which was delivered on 26 December, 1936.
* Antiquity or Art Treasure – Non-exportable Item. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions of Sale.
About The Artist:
NANDALAL BOSE (1882 - 1966)