Oct 26, 2017 - Sale 2459

Sale 2459 - Lot 38

Price Realized: $ 500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
39 1/4x24 inches, 99 3/4x61 cm. [M.S. Associated Printers, Madras.]
Condition B+: replaced losses, repaired tears and restoration in margins and text, some affecting image.
William Bagdatopoulos was born in Greece and grew up in Holland where he studied art and painting. His stylized signature, which looks like "Bylityllis" has caused most of his graphic work to be incorrectly attributed. Bagdatopoulos moved to Britain in 1908 and became a fellow of England's Royal Society of Artists. He moved to the United States in 1928, first to Chicago before settling in Santa Barbara. In addition to his watercolors and paintings, he also designed posters promoting the Indian Railways, the Cunard shipping line, Derry & Toms and other commercial and travel related ventures. Here, he depicts the Mahabodhi temple, one of India's holiest sites, where the Buddha achieved enlightenment.