Signed 'Paritosh Sen 04' (upper left)
Acquired directly from the artist
Private collection, Dubai
Mrinal Ghosh, Paritosh Sen: IX th Decade, Neovision, New Delhi, 2006, p. 127 (illustrated)
Eminent artist Paritosh Sen started experimenting in cubistic distortions in the 1950s which will turn out to be one of the major features of his art later in his career. In the current lot, Sen focused on naturalism; but with the essence and features of expressionism. He used conventional geometric patterns on the girl's figure while keeping the background bare and rejecting any form of expressionist dissolution in the painting. This added dimension to the girl's existence in the picture plane and resulted in an overall integrally blended form.