Oct 25, 2018 - Sale 2490

Sale 2490 - Lot 46

Price Realized: $ 975
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
DOROTHY NEWSOME (CIRCA 1900-1980) BENARES. Circa 1935.
39 1/2x24 3/4 inches, 100 1/4x63 cm. Norbury, Natzio & Co. Ltd., Manchester.
Condition B: replaced upper right corner; repaired tears, creases and restoration in margins and text; minor abrasions and restoration in image.
Currently called Varanasi, Benares is considered one of the most sacred cities in India. Situated on the banks of the holy Ganges River, it is a place for both Hindus and Buddhists to make pilgrimage. Here, a lively and colorful scene along the banks of the Ganges also illustrates a temple in the background with the steps leading down to the river where pilgrims would descend to immerse themselves in the holy water.