PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN
Oil on canvas
36 x 33 in. (91.4 x 83.8 cm.)
Signed 'Bal' and inscribed 'Bal Chhabda / Darshan Apts / Malabar Hill / Mumbai - 6' on reverse
The colours of the original are brighter and richer than the catalogue illustration with greater tonal contrasts throughout, especially in the red oval to the right of the painting. The painting would benefit from a light cleaning. A diagonal band of retouching is visible under UV light at the bend of the white figure's torso, which continues into the white background between the two figures. A further spot at the head of the white figure has been retouched and is visible under UV light. Further minor flecks of retouching to the brown pigment in the centre of the image. Minor staining to background tones, visible in the catalogue illustration. Fair overall condition.
About The Artist:
BAL CHHABDA (1923-2013)
AUCTION DATE: Aug 6, 2020 at 6:30pm IST