Lot 42 | 13 December 2020



LOT 42


B. Bangladesh, 1918 – 2008

Ratha Yatra, 1994

Signed and dated “Paritosh Sen 94” on lower right and verso
Exhibited in Artworld “Indian Contemporary Paintings” at Museum and Gallery, USM Penang and at the National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur in 1999

Acrylic on canvas

102 x 89 cm

Private Collection, Putrajaya

RM 20,000 – RM 35,000

Paritosh Sen was a painter, illustrator, tutor and writer, who was a part of the world of Indian art, for close to four decades. He was born in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh on Oct 18, 1919 and was a founding member of the Calcutta Group — an art movement established in 1942 which played an important role in ushering modernism into Indian art. Allured by the pages of the Bengali art journal, Prabasi, Sen ran away to Madras, to learn art. This particular artwork is entitled Ratha Yatra, and depicts two children celebrating the chariot festival, which is the meaning of the artwork’s title.