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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2014.517
People
Nandalal Bose, Indian (1882 - 1966)
Title
Untitled (Low Tide)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1961
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, West Bengal
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/352295
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink with traces of charcoal on Asian paper
Dimensions
38.8 x 28.1 cm (15 1/4 x 11 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: signed: lower right: black ink, Bengali: ১৪ ৩ ৬১ (14 3 61) [14 March 1961], signature of the artist
  • seal: lower right: rectangular, red, intaglio seal of the artist
Provenance
Nandalal Bose, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India, (-1966), by inheritance; to his son, Biswarup Bose, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India (1966-1969 to 1971), gift; to Supratik Bose, grandson of Nandalal Bose, Cambridge, MA, (between 1969 and 1971-2014), gift; to the Harvard Art Museums.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mary K. Eliot and Supratik Bose in honor of Sonya Rhie Quintanilla
Accession Year
2014
Object Number
2014.517
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The restrained lines of this monochromatic ink drawing trace the meeting of a river with its rock-studded bank during calm weather. Dark lines meet at angles that suggest water lapping at the shore, which is indicated by only a few broad brushstrokes of a pale ink wash.

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