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Gandhi sketch and letters go under the hammer

Gandhi rarely posed for any portraits but a portrait drawn from life in 1931, will go under the hammer in London next week.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A previously unknown pencil portrait of Indian icon Mahatma Gandhi, drawn from life in 1931, is set to go under the hammer at an auction next week and may fetch between £8,000 and £12,000. The sale on July 11 by Sotheby’s will also include a collection of handwritten letters by Gandhi to the family of Sarat Chandra Bose, a freedom fighter and the elder brother of Subhas Chandra Bose. “Gandhi usually refused to sit for formal photographs, let alone a portraitist, making this an extremely rare portrayal of the political leader at work. The sketch shows Gandhi writing with a…

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