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Manishi C. Dey (1907 - 1964)

Lot 47: MANISHI DEY ; MUKUL DEY (1909 - 1966); (1859 - 1989)


August 27, 2012
Mumbai, India

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MANISHI DEY ; MUKUL DEY (1909 - 1966); (1859 - 1989) Landscape with huts, Portrait of a lady Watercolour on paper; pencil on paper 4 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (12 x 19.6 cm.) ; 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. (24.7 x 16.5 cm.) Signed 'MANISHI DEY' lower right; signed and dated 'April 8 1918/Mukul Dey' lower right Manishi Dey, younger brother of Mukul Dey, was a student of Abanindranath Tagore at Santiniketan where he mastered the techniques of the Bengal School, later becoming a proponent of Japanese Sumi-e painting, first brought to the school by his brother Mukul and Nandalal Bose. Mukul Dey was a student of Rabindranath Tagore and a pioneer of the Pan-Asian movement that Tagore supported at the initiative of Japanese scholar, Okakura. Dey studied with Okarura's students in Tokyo, and they in turn studied with him at Santiniketan. Mukul mastered Japanese print-making and applied it to Indian subject matter. He travelled to the United States to continue his studies and learned the Western approach to etchings. Many portraits similar to the current work produced as etchings or in pencil, now form part of the collection of the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi.

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Fine & Decorative Arts Sale

August 27, 2012, 7:00 PM IST

Mumbai, India