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Lot 14
M. V. Dhurandhar | Untitled, 1932

Date of Birth: 1867 - 1944

Medium: Watercolour on paper

Size: (i) 5 x 3.5 inches, 13 x 9 cms (ii) 7.5 x 4.5 inches, 19.5 x 11.5 cms

Signed by: (i) Signed ‘M.V.D.’ on lower right, (ii) Signed and dated ‘M.V.D. 20.1.32’ on lower right

Provenance: Collection of a reputed art gallery, New Delhi.

Estimate: ₹ 6,00,000 - ₹ 8,00,000



Collection of a reputed art gallery, New

Delhi. Acquired from Saffronart auction,

December 2017.

M. V. Dhurandhar was born in 1861 in Kolhapur, Maharashtra in pre-independence era. He received his formal art training at Sir J.J. School of Art under John Griffiths, a British artist well known for his orientalist works. Dhurandhar was elected as the fellow of Royal Society of Arts awarded for contributions to social progress and development. His most popular paintings are illustrations of average colonial era women. His primary art works involved description of Bombay city and its people as well as scenes from Hindu mythology. He was commissioned by Maharaja Bhawanrao Pantpratnidhi, ruler of Aundh state to make paintings about life of Shivaji. He had exhibited his works at several places in India. He was honoured with the title of “Rao Bahudar”. He had been honoured by several awards and accolades, gold medals, Waddington prize, Meyo medal, Bombay art society prize. He passed way in 1944 at the age of 77.