Indian Woman, portrait study, watercolour, signed G.G. Kanetkar, 29/8/18.
Watercolour on paper, signed and dated. Dimensions : Frame : 300mm x 242mm x 17mm. Image : 175mm x 120mm. Weight : 0.600kg net. Condition : Good.
Indian Woman, portrait study, watercolour on paper, signed G.G. Kanetkar, dated 29/8/18 (1918). Indian School early 20th Century. Framed and glazed.
Dimensions : Frame : 300mm x 242mm x 17mm. Image : 175mm x 120mm. Weight : 0.600kg net.
Condition/Notes : Good. The watercolour portrait study of an Indian woman is in good condition with good colour. There are, however, foxing spots to the background but they do not detract from the enjoyment of the painting. This Realist study by an Indian artist is a particularly unusual work for the early 20th Century in that it eschews the traditional Indian style and adopts the Western influence thus bringing the work into the Anglo-Indian School category. The image has connotations which are open to interpretation which thus renders the work particularly interesting. The painting is signed by the artist in the lower quarter and dated 29/8/18. The burgundy coloured mount has areas of moisture staining which have been caused by climatic variations in the Subcontinent which luckily have not affected the painting. The mount can be replaced with a conservation standard board which will protect and improve the appearance of the painting.The basic gilt frame is in reasonable condition with some scuffing and an 18mm wide chip on the top edge. The frame is backed with a cardboard sheet and sealed with gummed tape. There is water staining in places. Rings and cord attached. Overall, a very interesting and accomplished portrait study. Please view the images below :
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