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Rare Books & Magazines on Indian Art
Rare Books & Magazines on Indian Art

The collection includes rare books on Indian art and aesthetics that highlight the contributions of Modern Masters such as Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganandranath Tagore, MF Husain, SH Raza among other aspects of art in India.

Sale No: 000029
( 38 lots )
21 June 2021, 12:00 AM to 25 June 2021, 06:00 PM
Bidding is closed

Auction Overview

No. Percentage
Total Lots 38 100%
Total Lots Sold 26 68%
Total Low Estimate Value 5,86,000
Total Sale Value 3,25,820

A list of the top 5 lots

Lot No. Lot Title Total Price (Incl. buyer’s premium) ()
Lot 18 Set of Ten Times of India Annuals 88,000
Lot 8 Biography on M F Husain by Richard Bartholomew & Shiv S. Kapur 33,000
Lot 33 12 Issues of Illustrated Weekly of India 30,800
Lot 11 Centenary Celebrations: Gaganendranath Tagore 16,500
Lot 6 Treasures of Indian Art in Collections of Basant Kumar and Saraladevi Birla: Marg Magazine 14,300
Lot 1
Estimate  :   5,000 - 10,000
Foreword by Rajendra Prasad. Essays from noted personalities like Rabindranath Tagore, J. B. Kripalani, Sophia Wadia, Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Jawaharlal Nehru and others.
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
6,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 600.00
Total
6,600
Lot 2
Estimate  :   6,000 - 9,000
This book brings to life the multifaceted nature of Rabindranath Tagore's life. It was first published on the Golden Jubilee of Santiniketan, where Tagore established Patha Bhavana, as school embodying his ideals and outlook....
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
7,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 700.00
Total
7,700
Lot 3
Estimate  :   8,000 - 12,000
A Critical Difference: Contemporary Art from India, 28 May - 4 July 1993 This exhibition includes painting, sculpture and installation by eight artists selected from the length and breadth of the Indian sub-continent: Bhupen ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
9,500
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 950.00
Total
10,450
Lot 4
Estimate  :   2,500 - 3,000
Offering a rare insight into the world of Visva Bharti and its diverse institutions, Rabindranath Tagore takes us on a journey exploring the life, work and philosophy of his school. Founded in 1921, Visva Bharti established an ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
4,500
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 450.00
Total
4,950
Lot 5
Estimate  :   12,000 - 15,000
This book is a collection of drawings and paintings of Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore produced thousands of artworks and exhibited it across Europe and the United States during the later part of his life. The exceptionally rich and ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
13,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 1300.00
Total
14,300
Lot 6
Estimate  :   10,000 - 15,000
"It is not within the means and power of many to assemble an outstanding collection of Indian art. When such an event occurs it is a matter of national pride and gratitude. Such is the achievement of the renowned industrial ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
13,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 1300.00
Total
14,300
Lot 7
Estimate  :   8,000 - 10,000
A first edition work published in 1997, this seminal work by cultural historian Geeti Sen has proved to be a constant source to understand S H Raza's aesthetic and artistic vision.
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
8,500
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 850.00
Total
9,350
Lot 8
Estimate  :   25,000 - 35,000
Written by acclaimed art critics Richard Bartholomew and Shiv S. Kapur, the book 'Husain' offers a deep insight into the master's aesthetic and over all journey through his long and prolific artistic career.
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
30,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 3000.00
Total
33,000
Lot 9
Estimate  :   9,000 - 15,000
Offering an insight into the art of Rabindranath Tagore, Andrew Robinson takes us through various artistic and literary periods of India's Renaissance man. Filled with colourful renditions of Tagore's work, this book is a ...
The lot has ended
SOLD POST-AUCTION
Lot 10
Estimate  :   30,000 - 45,000
A homage to Rabindranath Tagore from India and the world in celebration of his seventieth birthday. Orignally published in 1931, this comprehensive personal publication arose out of a suggestion by the famous French writer Romain ...
The lot has ended
SOLD POST-AUCTION
Lot 11
Estimate  :   15,000 - 25,000
Comprising of seventeen essays, this book was published to celebrate the birth centenary of the Gaganendranath Tagore. It has 99 pages with 29 plates, out of which 11 are tipped in.
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
15,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 1500.00
Total
16,500
Lot 12
Estimate  :   5,000 - 7,000
Part of the Contemporary Indian Art series published by Lalit Kala Akademi, these monographical renditions cover the life and work of Gaganendranath Tagore, Paritosh Sen and Prodosh Das Gupta. Written by some of India's most ...
The lot has ended
SOLD POST-AUCTION
Lot 13
Estimate  :   3,000 - 5,000
Starting from Dwarkanath Tagore, this set of four books capture the life and work of three stalwarts of Jarosankho, including Rabindranath Tagore and Abanindranath Tagore. Published between 1964 and 1988, these biographical ...
The lot has ended
SOLD POST-AUCTION
Lot 14
Estimate  :   4,000 - 6,000
This present lot of three books offers a detailed understanding of the art and artists from the Indian modern art. Published and written by eminent writers like Mulk Raj Anand, Geeta Kapur, Alan Boeness and artist Howard ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
5,500
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 550.00
Total
6,050
Lot 15
Estimate  :   2,000 - 3,000
This lot offers a rare and comprehensive insight into the art and aesthetics of Rabindranath and Abanindranath Tagore. Known to belong to opposite ends of the spectrum, Tagores' contribution to Indian art and understanding of its ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
2,200
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 220.00
Total
2,420
Lot 16
Estimate  :   3,500 - 4,500
This lot comprises of four works dedicated to the life of Syed Haider Raza and his expansive artistic career spanning eight decades. Written by the likes of cultural historian Geeti Sen, literary critic Ashok Vajpai and the ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
4,500
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 450.00
Total
4,950
Lot 17
Estimate  :   5,000 - 9,000
This book is a comprehensive survey of sacred lores of the Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. Adopting a more narrative style, the book tackles the subject of spiritual and philosophical conceptions pertaining to these religions.
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
6,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 600.00
Total
6,600
Lot 18
Estimate  :   80,000 - 95,000
This lot comprises of ten volumes of The TImes of India Annual published by The Times of India from 1919 to 1941 and from 1949 to 1979. a) The Times of India Annual 1952 b) The Times of India Annual 1956 c) The Times of India ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
80,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 8000.00
Total
88,000
Lot 20
Estimate  :   4,000 - 6,000
Illustrated with 100 pages of black & white plates, South Indian Bronzes is a comprehensive record on the various stages, styles, iconography and history of the bronzes.
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
4,200
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 420.00
Total
4,620
Lot 21
Estimate  :   4,000 - 6,000
Christie's catalogue presenting the works of Francis Newton Souza from the Shelley Souza collection. With a forward by Shelley Souza.
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
4,200
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 420.00
Total
4,620
Lot 22
Estimate  :   3,000 - 5,000
Published in tandem with the exhibition by the same name at Chatterjee & Lal in 2004, this book offers a rare and intimate view into the life of Amrita Sher-Gil, along with her husband, Victor Egan and their brief yet ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
3,200
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 320.00
Total
3,520
Lot 23
Estimate  :   4,000 - 6,000
Prof. Shankar Palsikar was a member of the Bombay Group of Artists, a student of N S Bendre and a mentor to artists such as Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee and M F Husain, a brilliant painter and educational tour-de-force, he never ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
4,200
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 420.00
Total
4,620
Lot 26
Estimate  :   7,000 - 9,000
Dedicated to Jawahar Lal Nehru, this present lot contains the Contemporary Indian Painters, written by G. Venkatachalam in 1945. Owing to its year, this book becomes one of the rarest publications in the Indian art world....
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
8,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 800.00
Total
8,800
Lot 28
Estimate  :   10,000 - 14,000
This lot contains three books on the tradition and fundamentals of Indian Art: a) Guler Painting by M.S and D.S Randhawa, published by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (GOI) in 1982 features the inception of Kangra ...
The lot has ended
SOLD POST-AUCTION
Lot 29
Estimate  :   6,000 - 9,000
The book has 232 pages with tipped in colour and black and white plates. A rare book with a forward written by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Vice-President of India and the introduction by Barada Ukil, the Chairman of the All India Fine ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
8,500
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 850.00
Total
9,350
Lot 30
Estimate  :   7,000 - 9,000
Published in 1998, This books offers a comprehensive biography on the modern master Jehangir Sabavala. It is written by Ranjit Hoskote who is a cultural theorist, curator and poet.
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
7,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 700.00
Total
7,700
Lot 33
Estimate  :   25,000 - 35,000
The Illustrated Weekly of India was an English-language weekly news magazine published in India containing paintings, comic strips, and cartoons by leading illustrators. It started publication in 1880 (as Times of India Weekly ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
28,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 2800.00
Total
30,800
Lot 34
Estimate  :   7,000 - 9,000
Extremely sought after for its amazing advertisements and artwork of life under British rule, at one point this was the world's foremost annual publication dealing with travel, trade, industry, and adventure. This issue looked at ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
7,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 700.00
Total
7,700
Lot 35
Estimate  :   4,000 - 6,000
Written by the noted art critic, poet and curator Ranjit Hoskote, 'Baiju Parthan: A User’s Manual' takes the reader on a tour through the artist’s diversely populated imagination. It maps Parthan’s journey from his ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
4,200
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 420.00
Total
4,620
Lot 36
Estimate  :   4,000 - 6,000
Published in 1962, this is unique compilation that traces the poetic and artistic career of Rabindranath Tagore. Written in French, the book contains essay from one his closest friend, Romain Rolland.
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
4,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 400.00
Total
4,400
Lot 38
Estimate  :   7,000 - 9,000
A comprehensive guide to navigate India's vast religious, regional and linguistic history. Published by the Ram Krishna Mission in Calcutta, these works became an integral part of the mission and over the last century have ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
9,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 900.00
Total
9,900
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