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Nandalal Bose

Folio (14.8 x 11ins.), grained effect card wrappers, upper wrapper lettered ‘Nanda Lal Bose/Paintings/ Nandan / Santiniketan’ with tipped-in plate, title page with tipped-in plate, hand-made paper, 4 p.p. text with reviews of Bose’s work from various publications, list of plates with alterations tipped-in, 22 plates Circa 1942

Title page, Santiniketan / Nandan / Birbhum/Bengal. Verso of title page ‘Published by Biswarup Bose / Nandan / Santiniketan’.

Tipped-in typed note ‘With love and affection from Nandalal Bose’.

The latest review is dated December 1942. This indicates a publication date somewhere between 1942 and that of the Dartington Hall inscription in 1950. Cancelled library stamp of Dartington Hall Library on front free endpaper. A few short pencilled library notes on front free end-paper and title page.

The Dartington Hall Foundation (based on the Dartington Estate in South Devon, U.K.), was established by Leonard and Dorothy Elmhurst in 1925. It was inspired by their close friend Rabindranath Tagore’s progressive ideas on education and rural revival at Shantiniketan. Indeed Tagore visited his friends, the Elmhursts at Dartington twice.

We have been unable to trace a copy of this exceptionally rare work in any public institution.

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