Nalinikanta Majumdar, The hill flower Enlarge 1 /1

Nalinikanta Majumdar

India 1903 – 1986


Artist's cultural association:
Bengal School of Art
The hill flower [The hill girl] 1928 Place made: West Bengal, India
Materials & Technique: paintings, watercolour, gold Support: paper

Primary Insc: Signed and dated on image lower left, "[monogram in Bengali] / 2/8/1928". Inscribed verso, in Bengali "Nalim Kanto Mojumdar / Phahardia Phul' ('Hill Flower')".
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso, in ink "Hill girl by Nalini Mojumdar. Price Rs 55/-/-/ Indian Society of oriental arts". Inscribed, in pencil "2/8/1928 Bengal School".
Dimensions: image 30.5 h x 21.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gayer-Anderson Gift 1954
Accession No: NGA 91.1330
  • Created in Tripura, India, by Nalini Kanta Majumdar, 1928
  • acquired at the Indian Society of Oriental Arts, Hyderabad, India, by Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson, 1928-1930
  • exported from India by Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson, 1930
  • held in the collection of Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson and Major Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson, Pasha, both of The Little Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk, England, 1927-1953
  • who gave it to the Commonwealth of Australia, 1953
  • held by National Library of Australia, Canberra, after transfer from London, 1954-1991
  • transferred to the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 1991.
  • The collecting history of this painting is complete. The earliest known transaction is its purchase by the donor in India between 1928 and 1930. The painting was likely sold by the Indian Society of Oriental Arts on behalf of the artist.