Art-1 Arjun Tree

Estimate – US$ : 600,000

ARTWORK-1 Arjuna – Bengali, Arjun Tree – English, Terminalia arjuna – Scientific name

Artwork of Arjuna was done by Dr.Nandalal Bose at Kalabavan Shanthiniketan (02.01.1944) and gifted to his admirable student A.D.Jayathilake. He was a student from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and had the opportunity to study under Dr.Nandalal Bose in the final batch (1948-1952).

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ARTWORK-1 Arjuna – Bengali, Arjun Tree – English, Terminalia arjuna – Scientific name

Artwork of Arjuna was done by Dr.Nandalal Bose at Kalabavan Shanthiniketan (02.01.1944) and gifted to his admirable student A.D.Jayathilake. He was a student from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and had the opportunity to study under Dr.Nandalal Bose in the final batch (1948-1952).

Growth of peculiar tree types can be seen near river banks as a formation of a large trees with a buttressed, spreading base and horizontally spreading branches, and woody, dark brown which can resist to high pressure floods and in the past some of the Old masters burnt the wood for ashes and used as a white colour pigment. There are different types of species found as Arjuna Tree and still we can see a typical tree at Savapalli Shanthiniketan.

Dr.Nandalal compared Arjuna Tree to Arjuna, a heroic character with courage who stood through thick and thin with lord Krishna in the war narrated in the great epic of Mahabaratha in India. He brought out the typical character of the Arjuna tree, masterly using dry brush in Chinese ink on paper. As a result of this technique no copy will be available as a version and it has become unique.

On the left side of the Artwork-1 clearly mentioned in bengali

“Arjuna” his valuable signature and the date done as 02.01.1944.

Places of display, collection & galleries of the paintings of Nandalal Bose.

  1. Displayed at San Diego Museum California – 2008
  2. Displayed at Philadelphia Museum, Chicago – 2008
  3. In the collection of Asian Art, Havard University, USA
  4. National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India

SPECIFICATION

Artwork

Original

Artist

Nandalal Bose

Title

Arjuna /Arjun Tree

Medium

on paper dry brush with Chinese ink

Style

(Modern and contemporary – Bengal School of Art)

Size

8.9 x13.9 cm

Place of Artwork done

Kala Bhavan ,Shanthiniketan

Condition of the Artwork

good

Date

02.01.1944

Signed

Nanda” in Bengali on the left side

Marking

Arjuna ” in Bengali on the left side

Provenance

Gifted by the artist to A.D.Jayathilake the last student from Ceylon/ Sri Lanka (1948-1952), then to the present owner

Present owner

A.D. Chanden Jayatillake

Authenticity

available

Location of the Artwork

Sri Lanka.

Additional information

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