24 pages of linocuts and a linocut on the contents page, in brown folio.
This edition is limited to one hundred and twenty-five copies, of which one hundred are for sale, numbered 26-125.
This book is No. 57.
Linocuts are contained in a brown cloth & gilt decorated slipcase held closed by ribbons.
Mukul Chandra Dey (23 July 1895 – 1 March 1989) was one of five children of Purnashashi Devi and Kula Chandra Dey. He was a student of Rabindranath Tagore's Santiniketan and is considered as a pioneer of drypoint-etching in India. The entire family of Mukul Dey had artistic talents, the brother Manishi Dey was a well-known painter, and his two sisters, Annapura and Rani, were accomplished in arts and crafts as well.
Mukul Dey was married to his wife Bina, née Bina Roy, which was from Khanakul, Bengal. They had one daughter named Manjari, whom they affectionately called Bukuma. Manjari was later married to Shantanu Ukil, a leading painter of the Bengal School of Art.
Rani Chanda, Principal Dey’s younger sister had narrated vividly the general mood of jubilation prevailing at 28, Chowringhee Road where Tagore was staying those days.
(From the Mukal Dey Archives)
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