Ramendranath Chakravorty



5.7 x 13.7 in. / 14.5 x 34.8 cm.


Aquatint and etching on paper

Ramendranath Chakravorty, who helped popularise the genre of printmaking in Calcutta along with his predecessor Mukul Dey, had trained under English printmaker Eric Gill in London. And the night-time scene of distinctly Western city—perhaps, London—in the fall season in this Untitled aquatint bears imprint of his training abroad. Through deft modernist treatment, the artist creates a row of close-set buildings with lighted up apartments some of whose light pierces through dark shadows, especially on the left of the work. The bare trees and the fog in the distance announce the arrival of winter.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Landscapes: The Changing Horizon (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 143

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