Note: The listing is incomplete and is a work in progress. The folders are color coded, please do mention the color along with the folder number for enquiries from the catalogue.

Folder# 1  |  Various assorted documents, pamphlets, booklets and periodicals
1Catalogue of the Exhibition of The Royal Academy of Arts, London 1940.
2The Masterpieces of Jan Steen, Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York.
3The Masterpieces of Michelangelo, Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York.
4The Cathedrals of England and Wales, Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York.
5Elisabeth Luther Cary, 'August Lepere', Frederick Keppel & Co., New York 1914.
6The Print Collector's Quarterly, Ed. A. H. Stubbs, Kansas City, Missouri, April 1938.
7Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Ethel Walker (1861-1951), The Arts Council 1952.
8Catalogue of the Sixty-fifth Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and. Engravers, 1947.
9An Exhibition of Etchings, Dry-points & Lithographs by Whistler, The Arts Council 1954.
10George Besson, 'Masters of French Painting', The Pallas Gallery Ltd., London.
11Anthony Bertram, 'Jan Vermeer', The Studio Publications, London & New York 1948.
12Anthony Bertram, 'The Van Eycks: Hubert and Jan', The Studio Publications, London & New York 1950.
13 E. Duncan R.W.S., 'Vere Foster's Drawing Books (L1): Rustic Figures', Blackie & Son Limited, London and Glasgow.
14 Paul Gsell, 'Millet', John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, London 1928.
15An Exhibition of Old Masters: Drawings from Chatsworth, The Arts Council of Great Britain 1949.
16Frederick Keppel, 'Sir Seymour Haden: Painter-Etcher', Frederick Keppel & Co., New York.
17An Exhibition of Reproductions: The Art of Drawing, The Arts Council 1948.
18Painting, Drawings and Sculptures: A Selection from the Arts Council Collection, The Arts Council of Great Britain 1955.
19The Philadelphia Museum Bulletin, Vol. XXXVI, No. 192, January 1942.
20Bulletin: The Art Institute of Chicago, Vol. XLII, No. 5, September 15, 1948.
21Bulletin: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 1960.
22Eric Newton, 'The Penguin Modern Painters: Stanley Spencer', Penguin Books 1947.
23Catalogue (under revision) of the Fourteenth Exhibition at the Galleries of the Royal Academy, 1928. The Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society.
Folder# 2  |  Assorted art exhibition catalogues of various nature
1Album: First Annual Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta, Winter Season 1933-34.
2Some Notable Pictures of the Forty-sixth Annual Exhibition of the Bombay Art Society, January 1937.
3Catalogue and Price List of Sixty-fifth Annual Exhibition of the Simla Fine Arts Society, September 1937.
4Prospectus of the Fifth Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta 1937-38.
Folder# 3  |   Documents related to Rabindranath Tagore's 1930, 1931 and 1932 painting exhibitions in Paris, UK, Germany, USA and Calcutta, India
1Document titled: 'Paintings by Rabindranath Tagore: Foreign Comments', (c. 1930-31).
2Document titled: 'Exhibition of Drawings Paintings Engravings Pottery and Leatherwork by Sir Rabindranath Tagore, Government School of Art, 28 Chowringhee Road, Calcutta, February 20-29, 1932.
3Monochrome photographs depicting Rabindranath Tagore working on his painting. Captioned: ' The brush replaces the pen: Poet at the house of Mr. Mukul Dey in Calcutta, 20 February, 1932'.
4Various monochrome photographs of original intaglio prints created by Rabindranath Tagore. Mukul Dey acted as his printmaker.
5List of sale proceeds, 1932 Calcutta exhibition.
61932 Thomas Cook & Son, Calcutta passbook belonging to Mukul Dey (The document proves conclusively that 1932 exhibition of Rabindranath Tagore's paintings at Government Art School, Calcutta was privately sponsored by Mukul Dey).
Folder# 4  |  Documents related to Sudhir R. Khastgir and Kripal Singh Shekhawat, ex-students, Kala-Bhavana, Santiniketan
1Catalogue titled: 'Sculptures by Sudhir R. Khastgir, Chandbagh, Dehradun, India 1946'. (With Foreword by O. C. Gangoly and Introduction by Major Maurice W. Lee. Artists autographed copy).
2Catalogue titled: 'Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Kripal Singh Shekhawat'. (Sponsored by Aryavarta Sanskriti Sansad, Introduction by Nandalal Bose and Krishnadas of Bharat Kala Bhavan, Kashi, 1949).
Folder# 5  |  Various art exhibition catalogues. Some of these were sponsored and organized by Mukul Dey
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1Catalogue titled: 'Exhibition of Modern Japanese Drawings and Paintings'. (Exhibition of Tomimaro Higuchi at Government School of Art, 28 Chowringhee, Calcutta, 1931. Foreword by Mukul Dey).
2Document titled: 'Report of the Annual Exhibition. Government School of Art (Calcutta). December 15, 1932 to January 1, 1933'.
3Catalogue of Twenty-sixth Annual Exhibition of Indian Society of Oriental Art, Calcutta, 1934-35. Samavaya Mansions Suit No. 11, First Floor, Calcutta.
4 Document titled: 'Catalogue of Japanese Paintings by Kosetsu Nosu of Tokyo Academy of Fine Arts'. (At Government School of Art, 28 Chowringhee, Calcutta from March 1 - 5, 1936. Price 6 Annas. Preface by Kosetsu Nosu).
5Catalogue and Price List of Fifth Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture. Academy of Fine Arts, 27 Chowringhee, Calcutta. December 1937.
6Catalogue and Price List titled: 'Orissa Arts and Industries Exhibition at Puri'. (At Puri Zilla School Hall, June 3 - 11, 1933. Price One Anna).
7Catalogue of Bombay Art Society Annual Exhibition, 1939.
8Catalogue titled: ' Art in Industry Exhibition, Calcutta 1941'. (Sponsored by Burmah-Shell).
9Document titled: 'Report of the Bombay Art Society for the year commencing from 1st. March 1939 to 29th. February 1940'.
10Catalogue and Price List titled: 'The Exhibition of Mukul Dey Collection of Original Indian Drawings Paintings Prints Etc. by Old and Modern Masters, 400 AD - 1946 AD'. (Exhibition opened by H.E. Sir Henry Monck-Mason Moore, Governor of Ceylon. Venue: Ceylon Art Gallery, Green Path, Colombo, February 6th. to 13th. 1946. Foreword by C. W. W. Kannangara. Price: One Rupee).
11Catalogue and Price List of the Exhibition of Paintings Drawings Prints Etc. (Exhibition organized under the auspices of Udyog Kala Pradarshani, Banares 1950. Foreword by Rai Govind Chandra).
12Catalogue and Price List titled: 'Contemporary Indonesian Painting'. (Organized by Indian National Theatre, Allahabad and Kanpur 1951. Foreword by Kumar Sangram Singh and History of the Indonesian Art by Dr. Dharamvir Bharti. The catalogue provides comprehensive biographical notes on: Affendi, Sudibio, Kusnadi, Sosongko, Trubus, Hendra, Sudarso, Sudiardjo, Suromo, R. M. Subanto, S. Hadi, Basuki Resobowo, O. Effendi and S. Sudjojono).
13 Catalogue and Price List of Indian Exhibition at Singapore 1948. Catalogue of Drawings and Paintings from Bengal 1900-1948. (Foreword by Karunaketan Sen and Notes on drawings and paintings from Bengal by Atul Bose, Principal, Government School of Art, Calcutta).
14Catalogue of the exhibition titled: 'Art of India, Boise, Idaho 1954'. (Under the auspices of Boise Art Association and was organized by Mukul Dey from his personal collection).
15Catalogue of Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta 1954-1955.
16Catalogue of Twenty-fourth All India Fine Art Exhibition of All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi 1954.
17Document titled: 'War-Fund Art Exhibition / Bengal / Illustrated Catalogue / December 12, 1939 / Government School of Art / 28, Chowringhee Road / Calcutta'.
18Document titled: 'National Exhibition of Art / 1956 / Lalit Kala Akademi / Jaipur House / New Delhi'.
19Document titled: 'Second Exhibition of Water Colour Painters / September 28 to October 7, 1961 / All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society / New Delhi'. (Illustrated catalogue and Price List of the artists: Narain Acharya, Aditya Swaroop Bhatnagar, Surinder Singh Chadha, Jagmohan Chopra, Dilip Dasgupta, Jiten De, Hariram Hiranandani, Biswanath Mukherji, Ramnath Pasricha, R. Sarangan, Om Prakash Sharma and Shantanu Ukil).
20Document titled: 'Red Cross Centenary Exhibition'. (Illustrated catalogue and Price List, October 1963).
21Document titled: 'National Exhibition of Art / Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures, Drawings and Graphics / 1965 / Lalit Kala Gallery / New Delhi'.
Folder# 6  |  Mukul Dey's memoirs
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1Document titled: 'My Reminiscences'. (Author: Mukul Dey, April 20, 1938, Calcutta. Author's original autographed copy).
Folder# 7  |  Documents related to artist Sarada Ukil
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1Twenty-four colour reproductions of the paintings by Sarada Ukil. (Printed by U. Ray & Sons and Bharatvarsha Halftone and Printing Works, Calcutta).
2Sir William Rothenstein's letter to Sarada Ukil.
3Catalogue of Sarada Ukil Centenary Exhibition at National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi 1990.
Folder# 8  |  Art publication by Arthur W. Dow
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1Document titled: 'Composition: A Series of Exercises Selected from a New System of Art Education'. (Author: Arthur W. Dow, Instructor in Art at Pratt Institute and at Art Student's League, New York 1900).
Folder# 9  |  Rare catalogue of famous Tagore Collection of traditional Indian art and crafts, and two photographs
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1Document titled: 'Tagore Collection Catalogue' (Original printed catalogue. Prepared by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy and Nandalal Bose at No. 5 Prince Dwarkanath Tagore Lane, Jorasanko, Calcutta-c. 1909-1910. Provides a detailed description of the famous Indian Art collection created by Gagonendranath Tagore, Samarendranath Tagore and Abanindranath Tagore).
2A set of two rare photographs recording the demolition of No. 5 Prince Dwarkanath Tagore Lane, Calcutta -the ancestral home of Gagonendranath, Samarendranath and Abanindranath Tagore, in March 1949.
Folder# 10  |  Report of Indian Society of Oriental Art
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1Document titled: 'The Indian Society of Oriental Art / Report for 1921' (List of members along with addresses, statement of accounts, rules and list of ISOA publications and their prices. The publications were mostly fine Japanese 'Kokka' woodblock prints of the original paintings by Abanindranath Tagore, Surendranath Ganguly, Nandalal Bose and other rare Mughal and Rajput Miniatures).
Folder# 11  |  Mukul Dey and Sarada Ukil family photographs
1A set of 14 monochrome photographs recording Mukul Dey / family and artist Samar Ghose's trip to New Delhi to meet artist Sarada Ukil / family, c.1940.
Folder# 12  |  Catalogues of Mukul Dey Collection of traditional and modern Indian art
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1Document titled: 'Mukul Dey Collection of Original Indian Paintings, Drawings, Tracings, Calligraphy, Designs, Prints Etc. / by Unknown Old Masters of Rajput, Moghul and Kangra (Pahari) Schools (Between 16th. and 19th. Century A.D.) / June 17, 1944 / Mukul Dey Art Gallery, "Kalika", Santiniketan, Bengal'. (The document describes and lists a total of 441 individual works by old masters).
2Document titled: 'Original Water Colour and Tempera Paintings by Mukul Dey'. (The document describes and lists 15 large paintings by Mukul Dey).
3 Document titled: 'Original Drypoints of Different Subjects by Mukul Dey / All impressions printed by the artist and signed. From 1916 to 1939'. (The document lists 77 works).
4Document titled: 'Original Drypoint Portraits (1916-1938) by Mukul Dey / All the impressions are printed by the Artist and all the proofs are signed'. (The document lists 56 works).
5Document titled: 'Original Portrait Drawings (Chalk, Pencil etc.) 1916-1938 by Mukul Dey / Many autographed by the 'sitter' and all signed by the artist'. (The document lists 114 works).
6Document titled: 'List of Modern Indian Original Paintings in the Private Collection of Mukul Dey by Late Gagonendranath Tagore (1867-1938)'. (The document describes and records expected prices for 79 works by Gagonendranath Tagore).
7Document titled: 'Mukul Dey Art Gallery / Mukul Dey Collection / of / Original Water & Oil Colour Paintings, Drawings, Pastels, Etchings, Palm-impressions, Prints Etc. / by / Dr. Abanindranath Tagore, D. Litt., C.I.E., / (Zemindar, Artist, Author, Founder of Modern Bengal School of Painting from 1900 A.D.) / Born: August 7, 1871'. (The document lists and describes No.s 1-34 original paintings; No.s 35-86 original drawings in pen-n-ink, pencil and chalk; No.s 87-90 original etchings/drypoints and original zinc & copper plates; No.s 91-96 original lithographs; No. 97 original hand-coloured book illustrations; No.s 98-99 several hundred signed rare coloured reproductions and photographs etc.; No.s 100-102 seven palm-impressions of Abanindranath Tagore. The document dated August 7, 1946).
8Document titled: 'Mukul Dey Collection / Folk Art of Bengal / Original Kalighat Pats, Drawings & Paintings / Old Masters of 19th. Century A.D.'. (The document catalogues 172 works in this category and records that in the entire collection there are 451 individual drawings & paintings executed by various hands such as Kanai Lal Ghosh, Kali Charan Ghosh, Nibaran Charan Ghosh, and Indra Narayan Ghosh; and, the following lady artists: Pramada Mayi Dasi, Kamini Dasi, Promada Kumuda Dasi and Kadambini Dasi).
9Document titled: 'Ajanta, Bagh, Ceylon and Other Frescoe Facsimile Copies by Mukul Dey'. (The document lists 12 large copies finished in watercolour).
10Document titled: 'Original Paintings, Drawings & Lithographs by Gagonendranath Tagore / Collection of Shrimati Manjari Ukil'. (Lists an assortment of 29 original works and lithographs).
11Document titled: 'Mukul Dey Art Gallery / Mukul Dey Collection of Original Paintings Drawings Etchings Palm-impressions Prints Etc. / by / Dr. Rabindranath Tagore / (Zemindar, Poet, Founder of Santiniketan School and Visva-Bharati) / Born: May 6, 1861-Died: August 7, 1941'. (Catalogue and price list dated July 23, 1945. Lists No.s 1 - 11 paintings, No.s 12 - 24 drawings, No.s 25 - 30 etchings and original copper-plates, No.s 31 -32 original lithographs, No.s 33 -35 original woodcuts, No. 36 palm-impressions, No. 37 sixteen poems in Tagore's running Bengali script printed in lithographic process, No. 38 an autograph of Rabindranath Tagore on gold, No. 39 MSS of original poems by Rabindranath Tagore, No. 40 various seals of Tagore, No. 41 three signed addresses of 1932 Calcutta exhibition by Tagore, No. 42 1932 exhibition catalogues signed by artist Rabindranath Tagore, No. 43 various photographs of Rabindranath Tagore and No. 44 Rabindranath's own leather portfolio for drawings, paintings etc., which the Poet had carried with him during his foreign tours between 1928 -1931).
12Document titled: 'Mukul Dey Collection of / Original Drawings / by / Jyotirindranath Tagore / (Zemindar-Artist, Bengal School) / Born: May 3, 1849 -Died: March 4, 1925'. (Catalogue and price list dated May 3, 1944. The catalogue lists a total of 1572 original works by Jyotirindranath Tagore executed between 1870 and 1925. In the Introduction Mukul Dey wrote: "A considerable number of original pencil drawings are in this collection…Most of the drawings are dated and autographed by the sitters…these remarkable, delicate and unique portrait drawings should be regarded as a national art treasure of India and carefully preserved and studied." Incidentally, it was Jyotirindranath, who was one of the earliest inspirations of Rabindranath Tagore in his artistic efforts…unfortunately, however, this sensitive artist remains yet undiscovered by the Indian art lovers. During early 1950s this massive collection of original Jyotirindranath Tagore drawings were sold to Rabindra Bharati of Calcutta…where these were left to rot for next fifty years. This document apart there are hardly any comprehensive catalogue of Jyotirindranath Tagore's works).
Folder# 13  |  Bina Dey Mss.
1Document titled: 'Porichoy'. (MSS of reminiscences of Bina Dey…artist Mukul Dey's wife. Chronology: 1983 and early 1990s).
2 Document titled: 'Porichoy'. (MSS of reminiscences of Bina Dey about Prof. Kazuo Azuma during early 1970s in Santiniketan, India. Details of the interaction between Mukul Dey and Kazuo Azuma are recorded in this document. MSS dated February 24, 1996).
3Document titled: 'Karmajogi Mukul Der Karmakshetre Dash Bachhor'. (Reminiscences of Bina Dey about life and times at Government School of Art, Calcutta c.1932 - 1942/43. MSS 1 -102 pages. All the above MSS are in Bengali script).
Folder# 14  |  Papers related to literary, socio-cultural and religious activities at Government Art School, Calcutta in 1930s and early 1940s..
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1Document titled: 'Our Magazine'. (The art school student's magazine is found without its front/rear cover. Hence it is difficult to ascertain its year of publication. From the contents it is inferred that this was published sometimes in 1933. It contains a valuable detailed report on Japanese artist Kosetsu Nosu and his assistant Kisho (Shikow ?) Kawai, and their reception at Nippon Club, 225 Lower Circular Road, Calcutta on December 12, 1932. Rabindranath Tagore presided).
2Document in Bengali titled: "Kochi-Samsad" (A drama by Rajshekhar Basu "Parashuram" in vernacular Bengali-a drama handbill dated September, 1929).
3Document titled: "Our Magazine", Vol. 3, No. 1, May 1934.
4Document in vernacular Bengali, titled: "Manoshi-o-Marmobani", January, 1930. (A detailed report about the celebration of Saraswati Puja at the premises of Government Art School, in the presence of Percy Brown, Mukul Dey and Ramendranath Chakravorty).
5Two b/w photographs depicting women's and men's department at Government Art School, Calcutta 1942.
6Document in Bengali titled: "Shilpacharya Srijukta Abanindranath Thakur Mahashayer Ekasaptatitama Janmotsava", Bengali Era 20 Bhadra, 1348 Bangabda (Programme of the seventy-first birth anniversary of Abanindranath Tagore at Government Art School, Calcutta 1941).
Folder# 15  |  Bina Dey Manuscripts. All files in Bengali language and script.
1 'Smriticharan' (Reminiscence on Rabindranath Tagore. Undated. Pages 1-11).
2'Bangladesh' (Reminiscence. Dated December 1, 1989. Pages 1-9 recto-verso. Unfinished).
3'Srijukta Indira Debi Smarane' (Reminiscence on Indira Debi Chaudhurani. Dated August 12, 1976. Pages 1-3 recto-verso).
4 'Chalar Pathey Ichchhashakti' (Reminiscence about author's life in rural Birbhum/ Santhal Parganas, India in early 1920s. Dated August 31, 1976. Pages 1-9).
5'Indira Debir Antorangata' (Reminiscence on Indira Debi Chaudhurani. Undated. Pages 1-7 recto- verso).
6 'Chunuri Bou' (Reminiscence about a rural/suburban married Indian woman who was forced to be transformed into a sex-worker at Ram Bagan, Calcutta during early 1920s. Dated November 10, 1990. Pages 1-21).
7'Khyapada' (Reminiscence about an unknown and unsung Indian Congress worker of Birbhum, India during Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's Non-cooperation Movement against the British Raj. Undated. Pages 1-8).
8 'Shraddhayeya Indira Debi Smarane' (Reminiscence on Indira Debi Chaudhurani. Undated. Pages 1-2).
9'Raja Ram Mohun Roy' (Undated. Pages 1-13).
10 'Narijatir Kalyane Ram Mohun' (Ram Mohun Roy and women's emancipation. Unfinished. Undated. Pages 1-3).
11 'Shohure-O-Parageye' (A composition on Nabanno or the traditional Bengali celebration of new harvest during the month of Poush. Dated December 14, 1994. Pages 1-9).
12 'Amrito-sagar Abanindranath' (Reminiscence on Abanindranath Tagore. Dated August 7, 1971. Pages 1-10).
13 'Bhadur Gaan' (Reminiscence about the traditional rural Bengal performing artists, who perform during the month of Bhadra or August-September each year. In their songs they always highlight various aspects social injustices and seek their remedy from a kind and benevolent princess called Bhadu. Dated August 30, 1995. Pages 1-13).
14 'Monar Peyara Para' (A true childhood anecdote on artist Mukul Dey. Undated. Pages 1-10).
15 'Moner Kathar Chithi' (Two poems composed in USA…c.1953. Pages 1-4).
Folder# 16  |  Papers related to Indira Debi Chaudhurani, b.1873-d.1960
1 Document titled: 'Ashirvad' (MSS verse in Bengali by Indira Debi Chaudhurani, presented to Manjari Dey as her birthday greetings. Dated June 17, 1950).
2Indira Debi Chaudhurani Centenary commemorative monograph. Published from Sangeet- Shikshayatan, 103 A-C Ballygunge Place, Calcutta-19.
3The commemorative monograph issued on the occasion of the funeral service of Indira Debi Chaudhurani at Santiniketan Ashrama, 1960.
4 Document titled: 'Gharoa' (Periodical in Bengali language and script issued by Alapini Mahila Samiti of Santiniketan, India. Special Indira Debi Chaudhurani Number).
5Document titled: 'Mahila-Mahal' (Periodical in Bengali language and script. Special issue on Indira Debi Chaudhurani on the occasion of Rabindranath Tagore's centenary year, 1961).
6Document titled: 'Mahila-Mahal' (Two issues of the same periodical with published letters of Bina Dey to Indira Debi Chaudhurani from USA, 1954).
Folder# 17  |  Exhibition catalogues of Mukul Dey, W. Staite Murray, Tetsuro Sugimoto and Shantanu Ukil
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1 Document titled: 'Exhibition of Drypoints and Drawings by Mukul Dey / Drypoints by W. Staite Murray / October 1 to October 17, 1927 / "Studio", 12 Relton Mews, Cheval Place, Knightsbridge, London SW 7' (Exhibition catalogue and price list of Dey and Staite Murray's 1927 exhibition in London. Foreword by Campbell Dodgson, Keeper of Prints and Drawings, British Museum).
2 Document titled: ' Exhibition of Etchings and Drawings by Mukul Dey, Associate Royal College of Art, London / Member Chicago Society of Etchers / From February 27 to March 4, 1928 / 10 a.m to 7 p.m / Indian Society of Oriental Art / Samavaya Mansions, Calcutta' (The catalogue of Mukul Dey's first one-man show in India. Foreword by O.C. Gangoly, Editor "Rupam" and Vice- President of Indian Society of Oriental Art. The document reprints Campbell Dodgson's foreword to 1927 exhibition catalogue; October 4, 1927 London Times review of Dey's 1927 exhibition; a part of Laurence Binyon's Introduction to Dey's My Pilgrimages to Ajanta and Bagh, Thornton Butterworth 1925; Sir John Woodroffe's Introduction to Dey's Twelve Portraits, 1917 and a resume on Mukul Dey by Prof. Suniti Kumar Chatterji, Khaira Professor of Linguistics at Calcutta University).
3Document titled: 'Catalogue / of / Exhibition of Paintings / by / Tetsuro Sugimoto and Mukul Dey / 9 Camac Street, Calcutta / Sunday February 24, Monday 25, Tuesday 26, 1952'. (The catalogue lists 17 paintings by the Japanese painter Tetsuro Sugimoto and 19 paintings and drawings by Mukul Dey).
4The invitation card of Sugimoto and Dey's 1952 Calcutta exhibition. (The document records detailed biographical sketches of Tetsuro Sugimoto and Mukul Dey).
5Document titled: 'Catalogue of the Exhibition / Copies of Ancient Wall-paintings from Sigiriya in Ceylon and Sittanavasal in South India / Original Paintings, Portrait Drawings, Drypoints, Photographs and Rubbings of Temple Terracottas by Mukul Dey'. (Undated document of c.1953).
6Document titled: 'Catalogue of the Exhibition / Paintings, Drypoints and Drawings by Mukul Dey / The College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho, USA / The Department of Art / Commons Building / February 21 to February 28, 1954'.
7Document titled: 'Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Drypoints / by / Shantanu Ukil and Mukul Dey / at / The Bolpur Girls' School / Saturday June 1 to Monday June 3, 1957'. (Catalogue And price list of the exhibits).
8Document titled: 'Exhibition of Original Paintings, Drypoints, Drawings and Copies of Famous Indian and Ceylonese Frescoes by Mukul Dey / Commonwealth Institute Art Gallery, South Kensington SW 7 / January 8th until January 31st 1960'. (Illustrated catalogue and price list with an Introduction by Basil Grey, Keeper of Oriental Antiquities at British Museum. The exhibition was organised under the auspices of Royal India Pakistan and Ceylon Society).
9 Document titled: 'Catalogue / Exhibition of Paintings and Drypoints by Mukul Dey / under the joint auspices of / Hindi Department, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur / & / Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi, Jaipur 1963'.
10 Document titled: 'Prospectus for a New Unique Publication / Only 74 copies will be available in the world / Patron: Dr. Zakir Husain, Bharat Ratna, the Vice-President of India, New Delhi / For obtaining of Final Proof Impressions / and / Publication of Forthcoming First Volume of Indian Life and Legends from the series of Drypoints made on Copperplates / by / Mukul Dey'. (Undated document of c.1966. The artist/author Mukul Dey provides a detailed and meticulous printmaking plan for his original and signed drypoint/etching album Indian Life and Legends. The artist could publish the album only in 1974 after suffering many hardships).
11Document titled: 'Galeria / in / Co-operation with Marsh Pitman / Presents Etchings by Mukul Chandra Dey / July 26 - 28, 1976'. (The document declares: "Proceeds from this exhibition will be sent to the artist to enable him to have printed his remaining unpublished plates". In the document Marsh Pitman quotes Dey on the topic of alleged "murder" of Rathindranath Tagore, poet Rabindranath Tagore's son, by his "lover-woman" in Dehradun, India 1961).
12Document titled: 'List of Professor Mukul Chandra Dey's Drypoints and Etchings for Sale'. (Exhibition organised by Knut Vollebaek of Royal Norwegian Embassy, New Delhi and Shantanu Ukil, 1977. Catalogue and price list).
13 Document titled: 'Mukul Chandra Dey / Exhibition of 30 Works Prints and Drawings at Kala- Bhavan, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan 1979'. (The cover of the document in monochrome is tastefully decorated with multiple images of a seal that Rabindranath Tagore had designed for Mukul Dey).
14Document titled: 'Catalogue of Paintings Etchings and Drawings / by / Mukul Dey / Exhibition at "Kalika Chitrashala", Santiniketan, West Bengal, India / Opened on: December 23, 1982 onwards'. (Catalogue and price list of the last exhibition that artist Mukul Dey ever had in his lifetime. The exhibition included a few works by Bina Dey and Shantanu Ukil as well. The aged artist was assisted by Izumi Hayashi, Manjari Ukil, Keisuke Inano, Shivashri and Satyasri Ukil to organise his last show).
Folder# 18  |  Rai Govind Chandra monograph
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1Document titled: 'Sri Mukul Dey's Art / Rai Govind Chandra / Published by Kashi Mudralaya, Bisheswarganj, Banaras / December 1950'. (The edition was limited to 300 copies only).
Folder# 19  |  Reviews and various newspaper clippings
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1An undated newspaper-clipping photo depicting artist Mukul Dey working on a portrait of "Pussyfoot" Johnson from life. London c.1923.
2The Illustrated London News, May 30, 1925. Review titled: 'One Night's Entertainment / Art and Decay of Ajanta'. (Book review of My Pilgrimages to Ajanta and Bagh by Mukul Chandra Dey and published simultaneously by Thornton Butterworth, London and George Doran, New York in 1925).
3Two illustrated announcement handbills about the publication of Mukul Dey's drypoint-etching The Sacred Tree jointly by P & D Colnaghi, 144 New Bond Street, W1 and Mukul Dey at 12 Relton Mews, London SW 7, c.1927.
4Newspaper-clipping from The Englishman, dated Monday February 27, 1928. The report titled: 'Indian Artist's Romance / The Adventurous Career of Mukul Dey / Bengal's Pioneer Painter- Etcher'.
5Clipping from 'Atmashakti', a Bengali vernacular newspaper run by Forward Publishing Ltd., Calcutta dated March 9, 1928. The feature is titled: 'Mukul Chandrer Rupayatan' by Nihar Ranjan Ray. (A detailed review of Mukul Dey and his art by one of the foremost exponents of modern Indian historians)
6The Statesman, Thursday, December 20, 1928. Report titled: 'Calcutta School of Art / First Exhibition / Promising Work of Students'. (An important document, which yet again proves that some of the British "imperialists" were indeed great patrons of Indian art traditions. Principal Mukul Dey's initiative to revive the Indian Art Section at the Government Art School, Calcutta was appreciated by Lady Jackson, who opened the show. The report highlights the names of many promising art students as well).
7 The New Orissa, Saturday, June 17, 1933. Report titled: 'The Orissa Fine Arts Exhibition'. (An adverse criticism on Mukul Dey for the way he managed the show).
8Unidentified newspaper clipping, dated December 20, 1933. Report titled: 'Government School of Art / Splendid Annual Show / A Galaxy of Fine Paintings'.
9Unidentified newspaper clipping. Report titled: 'Exhibition Opening Ceremony / Six Hundred Exhibits from Master-Craftsmen'. (A review of War Fund Exhibition organised at Government Art School, Calcutta in 1939).
10The Statesman, Friday, February 28, 1941. Report titled: 'Art in Industry Exhibition / Premier's Speech'. (An extremely important report on the speech by A. K. Fazlul Huq, the Premier of Bengal on the concept of the utilization of the artistic talent for the growth of Indian industry).
11The Coyote, College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho c.1953. Report titled: 'Fulbright Scholar Dey Brings East to College' by Herb Evans. (The report carries a photo-illustration of terracotta temples of village Kalikapur near Moukhira in Birbhum-Barddhaman border in West Bengal, India).
12The Statesman, May 6, 1956. Letter to the Editor titled: 'India's National Gallery / Defects that Need Correction' from Buddhadeva Bose, Calcutta.
13Report titled: 'Santiniketan Pilgrimage' by Pyarelal, dated Saturday, December 29, 1945. (A report on M. K. Gandhi's visit to Rabindranath Tagore's university at Santiniketan and his subsequent visit to artist Mukul Dey's residence "Chitralekha" and art gallery "Kalika").
14Visva-Bharati News, Vol. XX, No.4-5, October-November 1951, pp.44-45. (A report on Mukul Dey's Lecture-cum-Exhibition at Cheena-Bhavana on temple terracottas of Birbhum).
15Hindustan Standard, Delhi, Thursday, December 2, 1954. Report titled: 'Exhibition of Mukul Dey's works today'
Folder# 20  |  Assorted Bengali Mss of Mukul and Bina Dey
1Document titled: 'Karmabeer Mukul Der Karmajibon' by Bina Dey. (MSS in Bengali. Pages 1-31. Dated March 15, 1991. Reminiscence about Mukul Dey's tenure at Government Art School, Calcutta, c.1932-1943).
2Document titled: 'Kobir Larai' by Bina Dey. (MSS in Bengali. Pages 1-16. Dated January 31, 1996. Reminiscence about author's childhood in Jessore when in playful competition they used to compose rhyming verses to settle their mock disputes. The memory is juxtaposed in this write-up against the anecdotes of an late 1940s trip to 'Bhim-bandh' hot springs in Monghyr hills in company of Rathindranath Tagore, Surendranath Kar, Alokendranath Tagore, Prof. P. C. Bagchi, Subirendranath Tagore, Birendra Mohan Sen and Dr. Sachin Mukherji. Provides a rare glimpse of bygone era of Santiniketan society, when people lived there in harmony of an extended family).
3Document titled; 'Bondhu William Pearson' by Mukul Dey. (Reminiscences of Mukul Dey about his friend and well-wisher William W. Pearson. Provides interesting insights into Rabindranath Tagore's first trip to Japan in 1916 and his meeting with Japanese imperialists there. Carbon-copy of a MSS in Bengali prepared by Bina Dey. Pages 1-28. Undated early 1980s document).
4Document titled: 'Gurudeber Ramgarh Bangloy' by Mukul Dey. (Reminiscence in Bengali about author's trip to Ramgarh, Kumaon Hills with Rabindranath Tagore, Rathindranath Tagore and Pratima Devi, c.1913-1914. Published in Bengali literary periodical Katha Sahitya, pp. 307-312, November-December 1961).
5Document titled: 'Pondicherite Sri Aurobindo Darshan' by Mukul Dey. (MSS of a reminiscence in Bengali about author's trip to Pondicherry in 1919 to do a portrait of Aurobindo Ghosh on a special request from Annie Besant. Pages 1-6. Undated document).
6Document titled: 'Shilpacharya Srijukta Abanindranath Thakur' by Mukul Dey. (An article in Bengali on Abanindranath Tagore. Published in Bengali literary periodical Bharavarsha, October- November 1941).
Folder# 21  |  Monograph on traditional Indian art by Abanindranath Tagore
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1Document titled: 'Some Notes on Indian Artistic Anatomy' by Abanindranath Tagore. (Foreword by O. C. Gangoly, Indian Society of Oriental Art, 7 Old Post Office Street, Calcutta. March 1914. Published by Gagonendranath Tagore and C. W. E. Cotton, ICS, Joint Honorary Secretaries of Indian Society of Oriental Art at Suite 12, Samavaya Mansions, Calcutta. Printer: S. C. Majumdar At Sri Gouranga Press, 71/1 Mirzapur Street, Calcutta. Monograph dedicated to E. B. Havell)
Folder# 22  |  Documents related to Government Art School and Indian Museum, Calcutta
1Document titled: 'Annual Report on the Working of the Art Section and Government Art Gallery of the Indian Museum, Calcutta for 1928-1929'.
2Document titled: 'Report on the Working of the Art Section and Art Gallery of the Indian Museum, Calcutta for the year 1929-1930'.
3Document titled: 'Report on the Working of the Art Section and Art Gallery of the Indian Museum, Calcutta for the year 1933-1934'.
4Document titled: 'Report on the Working of the Art Section and Art Gallery of the Indian Museum, Calcutta for the year 1934-1935'.
5Document titled: 'Quinquennial Report of the Government School of Art, Calcutta for the years 1927-1932'.
6Document titled: 'Quinquennial Report of the Government School of Art, Calcutta for the years 1932-1937'.
Folder# 23  |  Assorted Indian exhibition catalogues
1Document titled: '2500th Buddha Jayanti Celebration 1956 / Exhibition of Buddhist Art / Organised by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi'. (Introduction by C. Sivaramamurti. Dated October 17, 1956.
2Document titled: 'National Exhibition of Art, 1956 / Lalit Kala Akademi, Jaipur House / New Delhi'.
3Document titled: 'National Exhibition of Art, 1960 / Lalit Kala Akademi / National Academy of Art / Jaipur House / New Delhi'.
Folder# 24  |  Assorted articles on Indian art and document on Maggs Bros. of London
1Document titled: 'Papers of the Society of Painters in Tempera 1901-1907'. (Edited by Christiana J. Herringham. Printed from Women's Printing Society Ltd., Whitcomb Street, London for private circulation. It provides informative insight into the technical background of Herringham and Dorothy Larcher's historic expedition to Ajanta to execute copies of ancient Indian cave frescoes).
2Document titled: 'A Tibetan Banner / James H. Cousins / Ganesh & Co., Madras, 1926'. (Describes a Tibetan thanka painting and its wisdom in verse for the 'remarkable American girl- poet Miss Nathalia Crane' in Kalimpong, 1926).
3Document titled: 'The Hamsesvari Temple of Vamsa-Bati' by Manjari Ukil. (Pages 44-45 from Roopa-Lekha, New Delhi. Early 1970s. The author was a scholar of Ancient Indian History and Culture, and had taught at University of Delhi and Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan).
4Document titled: 'The House of Maggs / Founded 1855 / Issued with the Compliments of Maggs Bros. Ltd., 1939'. (The monograph on the history of Maggs Bros. of London was published on the occasion of their premises being shifted to 50 Berkley Square from 34 &35 Conduit Street, London).
Folder# 25  |  Nandalal Bose album
1Document titled: 'Rupavali / Nandalal Bose / Part I, Vol. II / Second Edition /Chuckervertty, Chatterjee & Co. Ltd. / 15, College Square, Calcutta / Published by / Biswarup Bose / Kala- Bhavan, Santiniketan, Birbhum / 1939 / Annas Twelve'. (An album of traditional drawings-Ed.)
Folder# 26  |  Sittanavasal and Pudukkottai Papers
1Document titled: 'Sittanavasal 1930-1949'. (The file contains a total of 67 pages assorted papers, newspaper-clippings and correspondences exchanged between Mukul Dey and erstwhile Pudukkottai State regarding ancient Sittanavasal frescoes. Contains one colour reproduction of a copy of Sittanavasal fresco done by Mukul Dey; and, several old monochrome photographs of Sigiriya Rock in Sri Lanka, where Mukul Dey had worked as well. A fascinating document to go through, which is no short of an adventure and romance of a modern Indian artist in search of his traditional cultural roots).
Folder# 27  |  Rathindranath Tagore Catalogue
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1Document titled: 'Exhibition / Paintings Woodwork by Rathindranath Tagore'. (Undated exhibition catalogue. Contains three colour reproductions and three monochrome plates of the artist's works. Introduction by Stella Kramrisch. Published by Rathindranath Tagore, Santiniketan. Printed by P. C. Ray at Sri Gouranga Press, 5 Chintamoni Das Lane, Calcutta. c.1947).
Folder# 28  |  Image files of Rabindranath Tagore's 1916 trip to Japan
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1Rangoon-bound deck-passengers on Nippon Yusen Kaisha SS Tosa Maru. Monochrome photograph of a pen-n'-ink sketch by Mukul Dey. Dated May 3, 1916. Original sketch in Mukul Dey Archives collection.
2'Gurudev's Maid' at Yokoyama Taikan's house in Tokyo. Monochrome photograph of a brush-n'- ink portrait drawing by Mukul Dey. June, 1916. Original drawing in Mukul Dey Archives collection).
3Monochrome photograph of Tomitaro Hara (Tomitaro Aoki or Hara Sankei) of Sankeien, Yokohama, Japan.
4Original Japanese picture post-card depicting a profile pen-n'-ink portrait of Rabindranath Tagore by Mukul Dey. The portrait was selected and published by Yokoyama Taikan in 1916.
5Monochrome photograph of a profile pen-n'-ink portrait of Yokoyama Taikan by Mukul Dey. Dated Tokyo, June 13, 1916. Original in Mukul Dey Archives collection).
6Original Japanese picture post-card depicting a monochrome profile of Rabindranath Tagore. Published by Yabuki-Koshodo, Hongo, Japan 1916.
7Original monochrome group photograph of Rabindranath Tagore and Mukul Dey in the company of four Japanese artists. In the group Yokoyama Taikan, Kampo Arai and Yukio Yashiro (?) could be recognized. Possible location: Sankeien garden of Tomitaro Hara, 1916.
8Original full-figure photograph of Rabindranath Tagore at Sankeien, Yokohama 1916.
9Original monochrome photograph of Rabindranath Tagore at the writing desk. Sankeien, Yokohama 1916.
10Original monochrome commemorative photograph of Rabindranath Tagore, Mukul Dey, 'Kio-san' (Okiyo-san) and unidentified Japanese lady at Sankeien. Photograph by Togai Tosha of 9, Itchome Higashiminato Cho, Tokyo, Japan. Dated August 1, 1916.
11Original monochrome commemorative group photograph of Rabindranath Tagore's reception at Kan'eiji Temple, Ueno Park, Tokyo. June 1916. The then Japanese premier Okuma Shigenobu was present among other dignitaries.
12Monochrome reproduction of a group photograph depicting Rabindranath Tagore and Mukul Dey with Japanese friends at Sankeien, Yokohama 1916.
13Original monochrome group photograph of W. W. Pearson with Japanese friends. 1916-1917.
14Original monochrome photograph of Mukul Dey and two Russian co-passengers on SS Canada Maru sailing from Yokohama to Seattle, USA. Dated September 10, 1916.
Folder# 29  |  Image files from Rabindranath Tagore, Pearson and Mukul Dey's USA trip, 1916-17
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1Original monochrome commemorative photograph of Rabindranath Tagore with Tagore Circle members at physicist Jakob Kunz's residence in Urbana, Illinois, USA. Dated December 27, 1916. Photograph signed by all the members of Tagore Circle and Rabindranath Tagore.
2Original monochrome photograph of Rabindranath Tagore and W. W. Pearson. Pearson typing Tagore's lecture in Chicago, 1916.
3Monochrome copy photograph of Mukul Dey with his American master James Blanding Sloane at Sloane's studio in Chicago, 1916.
Folder# 30  |  Photographs of Rabindranath Tagore, Mohit Chandra Sen, Nandalal Bose and Asit Kumar Haldar
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1Rare original group photograph of Rabindranath Tagore and Mohit Chandra Sen with Bolpur Brahmacharyashrama boys and teachers, c.1905.
2Original monochrome photograph of Nandalal Bose and Asit Kumar Haldar sitting in front of their tent at Ajanta, c.1910. (The Indian artists had accompanied Christiana J. Herringham and Dorothy Larcher to assist them copy the famous cave frescoes. Their trip to Ajanta was possible under the insistence from Sister Nivedita and financial support from Gagonendranath and Abanindranath Tagore of Jorasanko, Calcutta).
Folder# 31  |  Jamini Roy Papers
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1Original invitation card titled: 'Private View of an Exhibition of Drawings & Paintings / by / Mr. Jamini Roy / at the Government School of Art / 28. Chowringhee, Calcutta / on Monday, September 30, 1929 at 10 A. M.'. (This was the first ever solo exhibition of Jamini Roy in India. The historic exhibition was privately sponsored by Mukul Dey, a fact strangely ignored by most of the Indian art historians).
2The original catalogue and the price list of the exhibits. Foreword by Mukul Dey.
3Original typescript of the inaugural address / speech by the Statesman, Calcutta editor Alfred H. Watson. Watson inaugurated Jamini Roy’s first ever solo exhibition in India, September 1929. The exhibition was sponsored by Mukul Dey. (Document initialed AHW. Pages 1).
Folder# 32  |  Chatterjee's Picture Albums
1Document titled: 'Chatterjee's Picture Albums / Number 3 / Two Rupees / Modern Review Office / 210-3-1 Cornwallis Street, Calcutta'. Printed by / U. Ray & Sons / 100, Gurpar Road, Calcutta. (The album showcases the following artists: Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Santa Devi, Samarendranath Gupta, Sukhalata Rao, Charuchandra Roy, Sarada Charan Ukil, Sailendranath De, Upendrakishore Raychowdhury, Mukul Chandra Dey, Jaminiprokash Ganguli, Abdur Rahman Chughtai and Surendranath Ganguli).
2Document titled: 'Chatterjee's Picture Albums / Number 10 / Two Rupees / Modern Review Office / 210-3-1 Cornwallis Street, Calcutta'. Printed by / U. Ray & Sons /100, Gurpar Road, Calcutta. (The album showcases following artists: Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Gagonendranath Tagore, Samarendranath Gupta, Asitkumar Haldar, Surendranath Kar, Santa Devi, Muhammad Abdur Rahman Chughtai, M. V. Dhurandhar, Deviprasad Roychoudhury, Bepin Chandra Dev, Sudhir Kusum Dhar and Sudhanshushekhar Choudhury).
3Document titled: 'Chatterjee's Picture Albums / Number 11 / Two Rupees / Modern Review Office / 210-3-1 Cornwallis Street, Calcutta'. Printed by / U. Ray & Sons / 100, Gurpar Road, Calcutta. (The album showcases following artists: Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Asitkumar Haldar, Samarendranath Gupta, Upendrakishore Raychowdhury, M. D. Natesan, A. R. Ijaz, Ashutosh Mitra, Bepin Chandra Dev, Santa Devi, M. H. Qadri, Sarada Charan Ukil, Deviprasad Roychowdhury, Muhammad Abdur Rahman Chughtai and Bireswar Sen).
4Document titled: 'Chatterjee's Picture Albums / Number 12 / Two Rupees / Modern Review Office / 210-3-1 Cornwallis Street, Calcutta'. Printed by N. Mukherjee B. A. / at the Art Press / 1, Wellington Square, Calcutta. (The album showcases following artists: Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, U. Roy, Santa Devi, Hiralal Babbanji, Mahabir Prasad Varma, Muhammad Abdur Rahman Chughtai, Bireswar Sen, Pulin Chandra Datta, Samarendranath Gupta, Arabinda Datta, Asitkumar Haldar, Sarada Charan Ukil and Raja Ravi Varma).
5Document titled: 'Chatterjee's Picture Albums / Number 15 / Two Rupees / Modern Review Office / 210-3-1 Cornwallis Street, Calcutta'. Printed by / U. Ray & Sons / 100, Gurpar Road, Calcutta. (The album showcases following artists: Abanindranath Tagore, Bireswar Sen, A. R. Ashgar, Ramendranath Chakravarty, Dhirendra Krishna Dev Varma, Ardhenduprasad Banerjee, Satyendranath Banerjee, Sarada Charan Ukil, Santa Devi, Durgasankar Bhattacharya, Ranada Charan Ukil, Purnachandra Sinha, Sudhanshushekhar Choudhury, Arabinda Datta, Manindrabhusan Gupta and Muhammad Abdur Rahman Chughtai).
6Document titled: 'Chatterjee's Picture Albums / Number 17 / Two Rupees / Modern Review Office / 91, Upper Circular Road, Calcutta. Printed by A. C. Sarkar at the Prabasi Press and Published by R. Chatterjee / 91, Upper Circular Road, Calcutta. (The album showcases the following artists: Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Gagonendranath Tagore, Samarendranath Gupta, Pratima Devi, Santa Devi, Sabita Devi, Deviprasad Roychowdhury, Ranada Charan Ukil, Pulinbehari Dutt, Ramendranath Chakravarty, Satyendranath Bisi, T. Kesava Rao, Binodebehari Mukherjee, Purna Chandra Sinha and Bipin Chandra Dey). [Note: Apart from the six documents listed above, the folder contains two more Chatterjee's Picture Albums, which are slightly mutilated and are without cover. These showcase the following artists: Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Deviprasad Roychowdhury, Santa Devi, Sudhanshushekhar Choudhury, M. A. R. Chughtai, Satyendranath Banerjee, Kalipada Ghosal, Bireswar Sen, Narayanprasad Varma, Ashwinikumar Roy, Ardhenduprasad Banerjee, Sarada Charan Ukil, Dhirendrakumar Dev Varma, Manindrabhusan Gupta, Samarendranath Gupta, U. Roy, Hiralal Babbanji, Mahabir Prasad Varma, Pulin Chandra Datta, Arabinda Datta, Asitkumar Haldar and Raja Ravi Varma-Ed.]
Folder# 33  |  Komagata Maru Papers
1Document titled: '4465-A / Dated December 3, 1914'. (Report of Sir William Vincent, ICS, Chairman, and the Members of the Komagata Maru Committee of Enquiry. Pages 3-50. Original in National Archives, New Delhi. This is a photocopy of the original document with each page duly authenticated. Provides a rare insight into the character of Gurdit Singh).
2Document titled: 'Notes / Political - B, January 1915 / No. 277'. (Appointment of H. C. Clogston of Victoria as a Commissioner under the Canadian Enquiries Act to investigate and report on matters connected with the attempted landing of Indians on the SS Komagata Maru in contravention of Canadian immigration laws).
Folder# 34  |  My Pilgrimages to Ajanta and Bagh
1Typescript of My Pilgrimages to Ajanta and Bagh by Mukul Chandra Dey. (Prepared for Oxford University Press edition in 1950).
Folder# 35  |  Articles related to Bagh Caves, India
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1Document titled: 'The Bagh Caves / India Society, London'. (A badly mutilated copy. All the drawings, plans and colour plates were stolen, the text part remains. Preface by Laurence Binyon and articles by: John Marshall, B. M. Garde, J. Ph. Vogel, E. B. Havell and James H. Cousins).
Folder# 36  |  Paper related to Birbhum Terracottas
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1Document titled: 'Discovery of Neglected Hindu Art of Bengal / Mukul Dey / "CHITRALEKHA", Santiniketan, West Bengal / September 13, 1949'.
2Document titled: 'Temple Terracottas of Bengal' by Mukul Dey. (Originally published in The Illustrated Weekly of India, November 25, 1951).
3Monochrome photographs of various terracotta temples by Mukul Dey: Surul, Illumbazar, Hetampur, Panrui and Mallikpur etc.
Folder# 37  |  Nandadulal De Papers
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1Photocopy of De's MSS. Translation from original French into Bengali of Alain Danielou and Christine Bosseneck's memoirs by Nandadulal De. (Pages 1-22 + 1-4 + 1-14 and 1-34. Musicologist / artist / philosopher Alain Danielou and photographer Raymond Burnier had visited India travelling overland from France during early 1930s. Danielou was instrumental in sending Christine Bosseneck to Santiniketan, and introducing Pandit Ravi Shankar to Europe in 1958. The translation documents the extraordinary observation of Danielou wherein he had recorded the "rape" of Santhal women as a form of amusement by Santiniketan students. The memoir provides a wealth of information on India with a special reference to Tagore's Santiniketan during 1930s.Unpublished Bengali document of c.2000.
Folder# 38  |  Photographs of Abanindranath Tagore and Jorasanko House
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1Abanindranath Tagore with his early batch of Bengal School students, c.1907.
2Demolition of No. 5, Jorasanko House of Gagonendranath, Samarendranath and Abanindranath Tagore, March 1949. Photographed by Mukul Dey.
Folder# 39  |  Artist Annoda Munshi Papers
1 Letter from Annoda Munshi to Mukul Dey. Undated.
Folder# 40  |  Shantanu Ukil Papers
1Assorted material on Shantanu Ukil: newspaper-clippings, articles and photographs. From early 1950s till 1990s.
Folder# 41  |  Papers related to exhibitions at Government Art School, Calcutta, 1928 and 1932
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1Document titled: 'Government School of Art / An Exhibition of Drawings & Paintings / 28 Chowringhee, Calcutta / December 19th to December 31st, 1928'. (Pages 1-28 with a brief history of the Art School from 1854-1928 by Mukul Dey. The catalogue and price list records the following artists: Indubhushan Gupta, Mandakini Chatterjee, Abanindranath Tagore, Chintamani Manna, Aroomagam Achary, Renu Roy, Kushal Mukerji, Sunayani Devi, Alokendranath Tagore, Ramendranath Chakravarty, Nisikanta Rai Chaudhuri, Bratindranath Tagore, Ashutosh Das, Surendranath Dey, Manishi Dey, Fani Bhusan Chakravarty, Santosh Kumar Das, Shamnandan Varma, Satish Chandra Sinha, Bhabesh Chandra Sanyal, Baidya Nath Chakravarty, Mukul Dey, Sailen Guha, Kanu Desai, W. I. Keir, Iswari Prasad, Mahabir Prasad, Rani Devi, Madhavan Menon, Prakriti Devi, Pravash Chandra Sadhu, Suravi Devi, Mathuradas Gujrati, Sachin Dutta, Sudhir Ghose Dastidar, Nandalal Bose, Prahlad Karmakar, Siddheswar Mitra, Durga Charan Dey, Jyotindra Roy, Upendra Maharathi, Abani Sen, Hari Charan Mukherji, Aswini Karmakar, Upen Ghose Dastidar, Stowitts and Pratima Devi. A total of 142 works were exhibited).
2Document titled: 'Report of the Annual Exhibition / Government School of Art / An Exhibition of Drawings and Paintings / 28 Chowringhee, Calcutta / December 15, 1932 to January 1, 1933'. (Report generated by Principal Mukul Dey, 1932-Ed).
Folder# 42  |  Newspaper Clippings and Other Published Materials: Sarada Ukil Collection
1Document titled: 'Our Book-Shelf / A Second Picture Album' (Undated clipping from the periodical 'Commonweal' announcing the publication of Chatterjee's Picture Albums, No. 2 from Modern review office, Calcutta. The review provides a detailed report on pioneering efforts of Ramananda Chatterjee to the cause of "new Indian art movement". The artists noted with special mention are: Nandalal Bose, Abanindranath Tagore, Molaram, Sukhalata Rao, Gaganendranath Tagore, Sarada Charan Ukil, Samarendranath Gupta, Abdur Rahman Chughtai, Charuchandra Roy and J. P. Gangooly. In the explanatory notes on Nandalal Bose's painting titled 'Siva's Dance of Destruction' Sister Nivedita's comment is quoted).
2Document titled: 'Oriental Art / Annual Exhibition in Bengal / Signs of a Renaissance' (Slightly damaged newspaper report on the 12th. Annual Art Exhibition of Indian Society of Oriental Art at the Samavaya Mansions, Calcutta. Artist's favourably noticed were: Roopa Krishna, Abanindranath Tagore, Nabendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Pulin B. Dutt, Charuchandra Roy, K. Venkatappa and Sarada Charan Ukil, c. 1920).
3Document titled: 'Mr. Sen's Speech' (Undated newspaper report on Mr. S. K. Sen's speech on art movement in New Delhi, c. 1924).
4Document titled: 'Fine Arts Exhibition / Opening in Delhi / An Emporium of Artistic Pictures' (Undated clipping from Bombay Chronicle, reporting the inauguration of Delhi Fine Arts Exhibition at Hardinge Library Hall, c. 1924).
5Document titled: 'Ajanta School' (The Times of India clipping, dated November 30, 1923 reporting Indian art exhibition organized at Town Hall, Bombay. The exhibition was held as preliminary to the British Empire Exhibition at wembly, London in 1924. Artists favourably noticed were: Sarada Ukil, N. R. Sardesai, H. D. Ramrao, L. N. Taskar and Abdur Rahman Chughtai).
6Document titled: 'Bombay Art Society Exhibition / A Mixed Collection' (Clipping of Bombay Chronicle, dated November 26, 1923).
7Document titled: 'Bombay Art Exhibition / Some of the Exhibits'. (Part of the report reads: "Since the opening of the Exhibition, the selection of specimens for the British Empire Exhibition has forged ahead, and by the significant labels which now adorn the various exhibits, we are delighted to discover that the selection is on the whole both wise and representative", c. 1923).
8Document titled: 'Delhi Exhibition / The Art Gallery' (Clipping from the Hindustan Times, December 28, 1924, comprising a detailed report on the Indian art exhibition organized at The Art Gallery, Delhi. A large silk-painting by Sarada Charan Ukil and a painting by Allah Bux of Lahore were favourably noticed. Along with the Indian paintings, the exhibition also displayed miniature paintings on mother-of-pearl from Jessore, and hand-printed fabric from Lucknow and Ludhiana. The Art Gallery at New Delhi was the first commercial art gallery established in the British-Indian Capital by Sarada Ukil and his brothers).
9Document titled: 'Art Exhibition / Some Clever Studies' (The Times of India, Poona, clipping dated August 22, 1927. Artists favourably noticed were: S. L. Haldankar, M. V. Dhurandhar, Sarada Ukil, A. X. Trinidade, Katherine Mann, Rani Tarabai and Mrs. Rawlins. The first prize went to Sarada Ukil for his silk-painting titled "Light and Shadow". The TOI art critic observed: "By far the best and cleverest work in the exhibition was that by S. Ukil of Delhi, who combined the ancient Indian style with modern Japanese style with the most pleasing effects").
10Document titled: 'Simla Fine Arts Exhibition / by / Mulk Raj Anand' (The Tribune clipping dated Sunday, the September 25, 1927. Mulk Raj Anand gives a detailed coverage of the exhibition).
11Original letter from William Rothenstein to Sarada Ukil at his Esplanade Road, Delhi address, dated October 4, 1927.
12Document titled: 'Bombay Art Society Exhibition / Variety and Colour' (Newspaper clipping of Bombay Chronicle of October, 1927. A detailed and informative report on the exhibition).
13Document titled: 'Mural Decorations at Delhi', (Newspaper clipping dated March 17, 1928. Letter to the Editor on the controversial mural decorations at the capital city).
14Document titled: 'New Delhi Mural Decorations', (Clipping of the Letters to the Editor of the Bombay Chronicle by Sarada Ukil as the Secretary of Fine Arts and Crafts Syndicate Limited, 287, Esplanade Road, Delhi. This is dated, December 10, 1928).
15Document titled: 'Sarada Ukil / Master Mural Painter' by G. Venkatachalam.
16Document titled: 'Sarada Ukil / Master Mural Painter', (Clipping of Forward, Calcutta, c. 1928).
17Document titled: 'Das, Dutt, Ukil' (Clipping from Bombay Chronicle, dated September 24, 1929 regarding the paintings by Frieda Hauswirth Das and Sarada Ukil, third artist's name being damaged).
18Document titled: 'Indian Art in London / Striking Paintings and Sculpture (The Englishman clipping, dated April 18, 1929, reporting the exhibition organized by the Imperial Gallery of Art at the Imperial Institute, London. Artists specially mentioned were: N. R. Sardesai, S. L. Haldankar, L. N. Taskar, R. B. Chudekar and Sarada Ukil).
19Document titled: 'Mysore Dasara Exhibition / Fine Arts Section' (Newspaper clipping from The Hindu, dated October 7, 1930. The report carries detailed information on the exhibition organized at the Fine Arts Gallery, Faculty of Arts, Bangalore. There was special section on photography. Bombay artist D. C. Joglekar received a special mention, while S. L. Haldankar was awarded the first prize in water-colour section. While a large silk-painting entitled "Krishna-Leela" by Sarada Ukil received His Highness Maharaja of Mysore's prize as the best picture of the exhibition).
20Document titled: 'Art in Mysore / Indian Conventionalism Deceases' (Clipping from The Statesman, dated November 8, 1931, reporting that the prize for the best picture of the exhibition was awarded to Sarada Ukil for his Indian painting titled "Mother with the Dead Child before Lord Buddha").
21Foreword of Sarada Ukil's picture album titled "Scenes from Indian Life" by James H. Cousins, Principal of Brahmavidya Ashrama, Adyar, Madras.
22Information leaflet of Sarada Ukil's solo exhibition at India House, London under the auspices of India Society from January 18 till January 22, 1932. (The artist was introduced by Barada Ukil, and a Note was added by William Rothenstein, Principal, Royal College of Art, London, The exhibition was inaugurated by Sir Francis Younghusband, the Chairman of India Society).
23Document titled: 'Indian Art / Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings', (Newspaper clipping of The Times, London, dated Wednesday, January 20, 1932, reporting Sarada Ukil's exhibition at the India House).
24Document titled: 'Gifted Indian / Fascinating Black-and-White Drawings' (Newspaper clipping of Daily Mail, London, c. 1932. P. G. Konody's report on Sarada Ukil's solo show at India House, 1932).
25Document titled: 'Indian Water Colours'. (Newspaper clipping of The Daily Mirror, London, c. 1932, reporting the solo exhibition of Sarada Ukil at the India House).
26Document titled: 'Indian Art Exhibition in London / Sarada Ukil's Success'. (Clipping of The Times of India, dated February 3, 1932, reporting Sarada Ukil's exhibition at the India House, London).
27Document titled: 'Bengal Painting / Mr. Ukil's Exhibition at India House', (Clipping of The Statesman, Calcutta, dated February 11, 1932).
28Document titled: 'The Art of Sarada Charan Ukil / Appreciation Abroad'. (Newspaper clipping of Liberty, Calcutta, c. 1932).
29Document titled: 'England's Appreciation of Indian Art / Mr. Sarada Ukil's Water Colours'. (Clipping of The Hindustan Times, undated, c. 1932. The report contains an important additional section under the sub-title: 'India's Art Movement').
30Document titled: 'Bengal School of Painting / Mr. Ukil's Exhibition at India House / Sensitive Moods and Colour'. (Clipping of The Morning Post, London, dated January 19, 1032).
31Mutilated report with illustration of the India House exhibition by Sarada Ukil, The Illustrated Weekly of India, February 3, 1932.
32Document titled: 'Indian Art / Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings'. (Unknown newspaper clipping of Sarada Ukil's exhibition at India House, 1932).
33Document titled: 'Indian Art /Exhibition Opened by Duchess of York'. (A most detailed newspaper report on an exhibition of modern Indian art organized by the India Society at the New Burlington Galleries, London during November-December, 1934. Sir William Llewellyn, President of the Royal Academy, said that the exhibition was the "first complete survey of the modern Indian art that had been held in this or any other country").
34Document titled: 'Modern Indian Art / Effects of Western Influence / Exhibition in London'. (A detailed newspaper report on the 1034 India Society exhibition at the New Burlington Galleries, London. The document provides a wealth of information on the following artists and their work: Fyzee Rahamin, Ranada Ukil, Sarada Ukil, Sudhir Khastgir, Rup Krishna, Asit Kumar Haldar, Kiranmoy Dhar, Abanindranath Tagore, Jamini Roy, Mukul Dey, Gaganendranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, V. S. Adurkar, M. G. Solegaonkar, V. H. Rajwadkar, M. F. Pithawalla, N. S. Bendre, G. H. Nagarkar, R. C. Roy and R. P. Kamat).
35Document titled: 'The G. O. M of German Art / Max Liebermann / Modern Indian Art' by Frank Rutter. (Newspaper clipping of The Sunday Times, London, dated December 16, 1934. Frank Rutter writes an in-depth review of German Impressionist Max Liebermann's exhibition at the Leicester Galleries in London. About modern Indian art Rutter writes: "Great lesson taught by the current exhibition at the New Burlington Galleries is that Indian artists are far more fruitfully inspired when following the noble traditions of their own country, than when they seek to imitate the superficial realism of Western academic art").
36Document titled: 'Modern Indian Art / Exhibition Opened in London / Fine Examples / Ceremony Performed by Duchess of York'. (Newspaper clipping of The Statesman, December 1934. An informative report on the Indian art exhibition at the New Burlington Galleries, London. The London correspondent of the paper provides a valuable insight into the two main locations where the modern Indian art took shape: Calcutta and Bombay. The report mentions as well the influences of modern Japanese and Western art on the aesthetic aspirations of modern India).
37Document titled: 'Modern Indian Art / Success of Exhibition in London'. (Unknown newspaper clipping reporting efforts of Barada Ukil in organizing a large-scale Indian art exhibition at the New Burlington Galleries, London. It reports, Barada Ukil was appointed the regional secretary for Northern India and Indian States, such as Mysore, Patiala, Bikaner and Rampur for collecting exhibits in co-operation with All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi. The other regional secretaries being: Abanindranath Tagore, Asit Kumar Haldar, K. H. Vakil and D. P. Roychowdhury).
38Document titled: 'The Hindu View of Art' by Prof. Indra Singh. (Unknown newspaper clipping, dated February 5, 1934).
39Document titled: 'The Artist Brothers' (Unknown newspaper report on Ukil brothers' painting exhibition at the Grand Hotel, Calcutta, c. 1938).
40Document titled: 'Neo-Indian Paintings / Calcutta Exhibition' (Unknown newspaper announcement about Sarada, Barada and Ranada Ukil's exhibition at the Grand Hotel, Calcutta, 1938).
41Document titled: 'Paintings by Indian Artists / Calcutta Exhibition' (Unknown newspaper report on Ukils' Calcutta exhibition, 1938).
42Document titled: 'Art Exhibition at Grand Hotel' by G. S. Dutt, ICS. (Newspaper clipping of Liberty, Calcutta, 1938. One of the most respected and noted scholar / collector of trditional Indian art and crafts, Gurusaday Dutt of Indian Civil Service writes an eloquent tribute to 'Ukil Brothers' of Delhi. He writes: "The work of the Ukil Brothers in organising and guiding the activities of All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, Delhi, is one that deserves every encouragement and support from all...The Society is doing much to foster an adequate understanding of the art traditions of India by publishing that nicely got up illustrated quarterly art journal 'Roopa-Lekha', which has already acquired a widespread reputation throughout the art world").
43Document titled" 'Family of Artists / Exhibition of Paintings in New Delhi'. (Newspaper clipping of Ukils' exhibition in Connaught Place, New Delhi, c. 1930).
44Document titled: 'An Appeal for Public Support / National Art Gallery' c. 1938-39. (During late 1930s a number of Indian and European artists and art lovers who were connected to All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi appealed for public support to build the National art Gallery for India. The document provides the entire text of their appeal. Signatories were: Maurice Gwyer, Mehr Sinh, Usha Nath sen, K. M. Panikkar, Sobha Singh, Hans Raj Gupta, Gurcharan Singh, M. Halim Jang, Barada Ukil, B. R. Kagal, Mukul Dey, F. B. Bomfield, J. A. Lalkaka, A. N. Birla, S. K. Sen, Ashiq Ahmad, H. Mazumdar [artist Hemen Mazumdar], Ranada Ukil, M. Sain, Raghubir Singh, Sarada Ukil, D. P. Roychoudhury, W. W. Russell, Raghunandan Saran, Kedarnath Goenka, S. G. Thakur Singh, N. M. Kelkar, R. K. Saxena, J. C. Ghose and Bharat Ram).
Folder# 43  |  Abanindranath Tagore: Papers and Colour Reproductions
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1Document titled: 'Abanindranath Tagore: an impromptu portrait' by O. C. Gangoly.
234 rare colour reproductions of the original paintings by Abanindranath Tagore.
Folder# 44  |  Newspaper Clippings and Assorted Documents: Mukul Dey Collection
1Document titled: 'Maratha Leaders / Sketches by Bengali Artist' (Newspaper clipping of The Bombay Chronicle, dated Sunday, September 30, 1918.
2Document titled: 'An Indian Artist's Impression of John Buchan / The author of The Path of a King'.
3Document titled: 'India's Painter-Engraver' (newspaper clipping of The Daily Herald, London, 1927).
4Document titled: 'Distinctive Art' (Newspaper clipping of The Bombay Chronicle, dated December 25, 1927. A full page coverage of Mukul Dey's wherein six of his most famous graphic prints were reproduced. These are: Portraits of R. B. Cunninghame Graham, Albert Einstein and Rabindranath Tagore, along with The Tree of Life, The Mirror and On the Ganges, Calcutta).
5Document titled: 'Not Dead as Artists / Mukul Dey Returns Home / Their Majesties Command Inspection' (Newspaper clipping of The Bombay Chronicle, December, 1927. The paper quoted Mukul Dey: "I return, like, if I might say so, a banished Yaksha back again to my country. I return after years of struggles and hard won but invaluable experience with unimpeachable conviction that we, as a nation, are not dead, not dead as an artistic race...").
6Newspaper clipping of The Englishman, Calcutta, dated Monday, February 6, 1928, reproducing an engraved portrait of Rabindranath Tagore by Mukul Dey.
7Document titled: 'School of Art Exhibition / Opening Ceremony by Lady Jackson / A Notable Array of Pictures' (Newspaper clipping of The Statesman, dated December 20, 1928. It reported: "The exhibition of the Government School of Art, which was opened yesterday by Lady Jackson, is the first which the School has held since its foundation 64 years ago. The exhibition was made possible through the efforts of Mr. Mukul Dey, the new Principal...").
8Document titled: 'Mr. Mukul Dey's Art / Exhibition of Etchings and Drawings' (Unknown newspaper report on Mukul Dey's exhibition at the Indian Society of Oriental Art, Calcutta in February-March, 1928).
9Document titled: 'Calcutta Art Exhibition' (Newspaper clipping of The Statesman, dated December 20, 1934).
10Document titled: 'Art Exhibition / Promising Work of Mr. Mukul Dey' (Unknown newspaper clipping covering Dey's exhibition at the Indian Society of Oriental Art, dated February 29, 1928).
11Original invitation card of the Exhibition of Modern Japanese Drawings and Paintings at Government School of Art, Calcutta in May, 1931. Meijiro Hara, the Japanese Consul at Calcutta inaugurated the show.
12Two unknown newspaper clippings of Rabindranath Tagore's exhibition of paintings, drawings and engravings at the Government School of Art, Calcutta in February-March, 1932.
13Two newspaper clippings of Advance, dated May 24, 1931 reporting the exhibition of tomimaro Higuchi at the Government School of Art, Calcutta.
14Document titled: 'Tagore's Self-Revelation' (Unknown newspaper clipping of c. 1931, recording the entire speech delivered by Rabindranath Tagore on eve of his seventieth birthday at Santiniketan).
15Undated newspaper clippings showing Victoria Ocampo's portrait by Rabindranath Tagore, c. 1932.
16Undated newspaper clipping recording the text of Mukul Dey's Foreword to Rabindranath Tagore's s exhibition at Government School of Art, Calcutta in February-March, 1932.
17Document titled: 'Indian Academy of Fine Arts / Sixth Annual Exhibition Opened / Darbhanga's Illuminating Addresse' (Undated newspaper clipping of c. 1933).
18Document titled: 'New Aspects in the / Art Exhibition / Government School of Art, 1932' by J. K. Sen (Newspaper clipping of Advance, dated January 1, 1933. A detailed report on the annual art exhibition organized at the Government School of Art, Calcutta).
19One loose page of 'Our Magazine' of early 1930s. It reproduces in part a letter of Professor Henry Tonks of Slade School of Art, London to Mukul Dey.
20Document titled: 'Indian Art in London / Duchess of York to Open Exhibition / Surprising Unity of Aesthetic Feeling' by R. R. Tatlock. (Complete typescript of the report published in the Daily Telegraph, dated December 10, 1934. It thanks the effort of India Society, Sir Francis Younghusband and John de la Valette in organizing the show. The engraved and autographed portrait of M. K. Gandhi by Mukul Dey got a special mention in the report).
21Document titled: 'Modern Indian Art' by John de la Valette, Vice-President of India Society, London. (Newspaper clipping of the Sunday Statesman, c. 1934-35).
22Document titled: 'Modern Indian Art / Principal Mukul Dey's Lecture / At The Rotary Club / Need for National Museum' (Unknown newspaper clipping recording the entire speech by Mukul Dey at Great Eastern Hotel, Calcutta un January 22, 1935. Dey mentioned in very certain terms that art education for women is grossly neglected in India).
23Newspaper announcement of War Fund Art Exhibition at the Government School of Art, Calcutta, c. 1939.
24Document titled: 'Principal Mukul Dey / Invested with the Title of F. R. A. S', c. 1935.
25Document titled: 'Government School of Art / Exhibition / Notable Work by Students'(Unknown newspaper report, dated December 18, 1935).
26Document titled: 'Japanese Artist / To Exhibit His Works in Calcutta' (Newspaper clipping of Forward, dated February 14, 1936, reporting on Kosetsu Nosu's exhibition at the Government School of Art, Calcutta, sponsored by Mukul Dey).
27Document titled: 'Japanese Artist / Exhibition of Paintings in Calcutta' (Newspaper clipping of Advance, dated February 14, 1936, reporting on Kosetsu Nosu's exhibition).
28Document titled: 'Draft Prospectus / Scheme for Bengal National Museum / in memory of H. M. the late King George V', (A detailed proposal formulated by Mukul Dey to systematically collect, preserve, document and display various art and craft forms of Bengal, with a special focus on regular collection of modern Indian art. Document dated February 7, 1936).
29Document titled: 'The Proposed Bengal National Museum' (An one page reprint of Modern Review of April 1936. The editor Ramananda Chatterjee included the entire text of Rabindranath Tagore's letter of support to Mukul Dey's scheme in this report).
30Unknown newspaper clipping on Japanese artists Kosetsu Nosu and his assistant Shikow Kawai's fresco paintings at the Mulagandhakuti Vihara of Sarnath, India, under the patronage of Maha Bodhi Society on a financial assistance of B. L. Broughton, the English patron of Mulagandhakuti Vihara, c. 1936).
31Document titled: 'Oriental Art Exhibition / Students' Handiwork / Opening Ceremony at Government School of Art' (newspaper clipping of The Amrita Bazar Patrika, dated December 18, 1936).
32Newspaper report and image reproduction of John Anderson's drypoint-etching portrait by Mukul Dey (The Statesman, Calcutta, dated August 6, 1937).
33Document titled: 'Editorial: Society Notes' (Detailed report on All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society's decision to establish a National Art Gallery for India at the "Imperial City" of New Delhi, Roopa-Lekha, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1939).
34Document titled: 'Lady Herbert Opens Art Show / Work of Bengali Artists on View: 3000 Exhibits' (Newspaper clipping of the Statesman, dated December 13, 1939, reporting on War Fund art exhibition organized at Calcutta with a special mention of the works by Abanindranath Tagore, Mukul Dey, Nandalal Bose and Jamini Roy).
35Monochrome reproduction of Hemen Mazumdar's "Saqee" from the War Fund Art Exhibition at the Government School of Art, Calcutta, December 1939.
36Original illustrated advertisement for Mahatma Gandhi's limited edition drypoint portrait by Mukul Dey. Edition limited to 4 impressions only, The Illustrated Weekly of India, dated August 19, 1945, p. 44.
37Original illustrated advertisement for Mukul Dey's drypoint-etching titled "Festive Season", depicting three Santhal male figures dancing to the rhythmic beat of the traditional tribal musical instruments. Advertisement was published in the Illustrated Weekly of India, dated August 5, 1945.
38Document titled: 'Art in Industry Exhibition / Premier's Speech' (Newspaper clipping of the Statesman, dated February 28, 1941 reproducing the inaugural speech by A. K. Fazlul Huq, the Premier of Bengal).
Folder# 45  |  First Art in Industry Exhibition, Government School of Art, Calcutta, 1
1Document Titled: “First Art in Industry Exhibition; Government School of Art; Calcutta, 1941” (Part of Shantanu Ukil Papers) This catalogue of the first Art in Industry Exhibition was created with primarily two major intentions- a) to encourage the Indian artists to use his skill skilfully so as to educate the public about the workings of his trade, and b) “to illustrate to industrialists the value of Indian Art for Publicity purposes.” To those who missed out on the exhibition, held at the Government School of Art, Calcutta from 27th February to 8th March, 1941, this volume demonstrates, both pictorially and through brief reports, the need for such exhibitions in future for the growth and development of Indian industry throughout the country. The Judging Committee consisted of: -- Mrs. Nilima Guha Thakurta -- Mr. Henry Born -- Mr. Mukul Dey -- Mr. Bhabani Churn Law Sponsorship came from the following: -- The Dunlop Rubber Co. (India) Ltd. -- The Ananda Bazar Patrika Ltd. And The Hindusthan Standard -- The Indian Tea Market Expansion Board -- The Mahalaxmi Cotton Mills Ltd. -- The Metal Box Co. Of India Ltd. -- The Tata Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. -- Mr. Bhabani Churn Law -- Burmah-Shell Oil Storage & Distributing Co. Of India Ltd. The opening speech was given by Mr. Mukul Dey, Principal of the Government School of Art, Calcutta in which he sympathised with the plight of Indian artists, who, in spite of their talent, found it extremely difficult to obtain an outlet and compete successfully with their foreign counterparts in the market. He also gave a word of advice to the aspiring artists stating that “they must learn the elements of printing” and that a painting should be produced in such a way that it should be “capable of faithful reproduction.” He was also quite forceful in saying that “they must produce work which will be understood by the masses. Certain artists are inclined to produce work which cannot be readily understood and lay the blame on the public for their lack of artistic understanding.”
Folder# 46  |  Rupavali and Roopa-Lekha
1Document Titled: “’Rupavali’; Vol. III by Nandalal Bose; Published by Visva-Bharati; Poush 1356 Bangabda, corresponding to December-January 1949 CE” (From Roma and Suhas Dey Collection, donated to MDA by Uma Ukil.) This document is a learner’s guide to Indian drawings, a source from where the disciples could copy their master’s technique. Bose in this volume has been stylistically influenced by the traditional Indian metal sculptures from South India; Sun Temple in Konark, Orissa; Yakshini murti from Bodhgaya, Bihar; and Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra.
2Document Titled: “’Roopa-Lekha’, Vol. XXXVII No.s 1 & 2; Chief Editor- M.S. Randhawa, Editor- Krishna Chaitanya, Design & Layout- M.K. Bardhan; All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi; 1967” (From Roma and Suhas Dey Collection, donated to MDA by Uma Ukil. Front-cover and back-cover missing.)
Folder# 47  |  WW I Drawings by Muirhead Bone
1Document Titled: “The Western Front- Drawings by Muirhead Bone, Part III March, 1917; Published by authority of the war office, from the offices of “country-life,” Ltd., 20, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London and George Newnes, Ltd., 8-11, Southampton Street, Strand, London, W.C.” Portfolio comprising of three surviving prints and a front-cover in mutilated condition from the First World War drawings by Sir Muirhead Bone, state-appointed war artist. Graphic Prints: -- Mounting A Great Gun (cover illustration) -- The Happy Warrior -- Waiting For The Wounded -- Untitled Another print titled ‘A Street Scene’ by Bone has been found along with the remains of the portfolio which may or may not be a part of this collection.
Folder# 48  |  Xu Beihong Catalogue, 1940 and Cheena-Bhavana Document
1Document Titled: “Catalogue of Exhibition of Paintings by Ju Peon (Xu Beihong), under the joint auspices of The Indian Society of Oriental Art, Calcutta, The Sino-Indian Cultural Society, Santiniketan, Feb. 1940” The catalogue begins with an introduction by Rabindranath Tagore dated Feb. 1, 1940, along with an appreciation from Nandalal Bose dated Jan. 30, 1940. This document includes ‘A Short Life Sketch of The Artist’ reproduced from the Kiangsu Educational Magazine, Spring Issue, 1936, Chengkiang, China. ‘A Modern Chinese Painter’ has been taken from the “Modern Chinese Painters” by Dagny Carter, Asia, April, 1934. This catalogue lists over 200 titled works of Xu Beihong including 93 Chinese paintings, 5 drawings, around 70 sketches and studies and 36 oil paintings.
2Document Titled: “Cheena Bhavana, Diamond Jubilee, 30 August, 1997, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan” (This document was gifted to MDA by Sj. Swapan Kumar Ghosh, Santiniketan on June 18, 2007) The booklet commemorating Cheena Bhavana’s 60 years of existence begins with a foreword from the erstwhile Vice-Chancellor of Visva-Bharati, Dilip Kumar Sinha dated 30th August, 1997. It then goes into a brief description of the history and the background of Cheena Bhavana and its growth and merits over the past few decades.
Folder# 49  |  Complete Lyrics and Notations of Indian National Anthem, May 1948
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1Document Titled: “Janaganamana Adhinayaka” The complete 5 stanza lyrics of the Indian National Anthem composed by Rabindranath Tagore, together with its original notations. Published by Nripendra Chandra Mitra, Secretary Visva-Bharati Sangeet Samiti, 6/3 Dwarkanath Tagore Lane, Calcutta, dated Vaishakh 25, 1355 Bangabda corresponding to May 1948 CE
Folder# 50  |  The Scenes from Indian Life
1Document Titled: “Scenes from Indian Life” by Sarada Charan Ukil. (A gift from Uma Roy to MDA, Chitralekha, Santiniketan, July, 2004) Album of monochrome reproductions from the original brush drawings of burnt sienna on paper. Foreword by James H. Cousins (see Folder 42/20). Front-cover and back-cover missing.
Folder# 51  |  La Villita- Progress Report.
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1Document Titled: “La Villita- Progress Report, Project of the National Youth Administration, Sponsored by the City of San Antonio, Texas; Maury Maverick, Mayor, Nov. 1939” Inscribed by Mildred Taylor Sloan and Blanding Sloan to Mukul Chandra Dey. La Villita or “little village”, located in the heart of the City of San Antonio, Texas was a late 17th century Spanish settlement which underwent restoration in the year 1939 without major changes to its planning or architecture. On Mayor Maury Maverick’s committee on La Villita restoration was the Chicago-based print-maker, James Blanding Sloan and his wife, Mildred Taylor Sloan among many others.
Folder# 52  |  Ramkinkar Baij
1Document Titled: “Ramkinkar: A Biography of Ramkinkar Baij by Sobhon Som (in Bengali)”
Folder# 53  |  Progress Report- Annual Progress Report for the year ending December, 1955, National Gallery of Modern Art, Jaipur House, New Delhi
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1Document Titled: “Progress Report- Annual Progress Report for the year ending December, 1955, National Gallery of Modern Art, Jaipur House, New Delhi” No. F 27/53/NGMA, Original Cc. A detailed account of the ungodly conditions in NGMA when Mukul Dey took over from Dr. H. Goetz as the curator on April 30, 1955. Extract from the report: “On inspection some of the most valuable paintings, particularly of Bengal and other schools, were kept in a damp store room lying on the bare floor covered with dust and dirt. The result was that the pastels, drawings and painting by Dr. Abanindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Dr. Nandalal Bose, Khitindranath Mazumdar, Jamini Roy, Asit Haldar, Sunayini Debi, and others were simply being walked over and they bore marks of dirty foot prints.”
Folder# 54  |  Carl Zigrosser / The Art Institute of Chicago
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1Document Titled: “Carl Zigrosser, Fine Prints- Old and New, Covici Friede Publishers, New York, 1937” Inscribed by the author to Mukul Chandra Dey on IV-23-38 (April 23, 1938). This title lists three illustrated articles: 1. On Books and Prints 2. Fine Prints Old and New 3. A Brief Note on Modern American Graphic Art
2Document Titled: “Fifth International Exhibition, Etching and Engraving, The Art Institute of Chicago; November 4, 1938 to January 9, 1939” This catalogue lists more than 190 exhibits by artists from all over the world.
Folder# 55  |  Gyula Derkovits
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1Document Titled: “Gyula Derkovits, “1514”- Une Serie de Gravures Sur Bois” (Part of Shantanu Ukil Papers) Artist Gyula Derkovits’ (1894-1934) “1514” is a picture album comprised of 11 woodblock prints on the 1514 Dozsa peasant revolt, Hungary.
Folder# 56  |  Kanu Desai
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1Document Titled: “Mahatma Gandhi- Sketches in Pen, Pencil and Brush by Kanu Desai with an essay by Verrier Elwin, The Golden Vista Press, London, Fetter House, Fetter Lane, 1932” In the prelude to the introduction, Verrier Elwin did “not attempt to recount the life-story of Mahatma Gandhi or to make an exact study of his philosophy. It is simply a series of sketches, in the uninspiring monotone of prose, to accompany Kanu Desai’s brilliant imaginative interpretations of the Mahatma’s character. It is perhaps not without significance that an Indian and an Englishman can unite in trying to interpret to East and West alike some aspects of this Master of the art of living, whose message already spans hemispheres.” This document contains a set of 12 plates along with a book-jacket and a front-cover.
2Document Titled: “Folk Rituals- In Pictures by Kanu Desai, D.B. Taraporewala Sons & Co., Bombay” Inscribed by Mukul Dey to his daughter, Manjari Ukil (nee Dey) on March 9, 1946 at Adyar, Madras. This document contains a number of 10 monochrome and coloured folio plates bound by a ribbon through holes in the spine.
Folder# 57  |  Six Limbs of Painting
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1Document Titled: “Sadanga or the Six Limbs of Painting by Abanindranath Tagore, D.Litt., C.I.E., Published by the Indian Society of Oriental Art; Suite 12, Samavaya Mansions, Calcutta” (Part of Shantanu Ukil Papers) Inscribed by Abanindranath Tagore to Mukul Dey and his wife, Bina on Feb. 17, 1936. The foreword to this title has been written by Orthendra Coomar Gangoly dated 16th June, 1921. “According to the Hindu Shilpa of the Code of Art the fundamental rules of painting (Shilpashastras) are: 1. Rupabheda- The Knowledge of Appearances 2. Pramanani- Correct perception, Measure and structure 3. Bhava- Action of Feelings on Forms 4. Lavanya-yojanam- Infusion of Grace, artistic representation 5. Sadrishyam- Similitude 6. Varnikabhanga- Artistic manner of using the brush and colours Yashodhara in his commentary on Vatsayana Kamasutra (Book I. Chapter III) has mentioned the above six laws as forming the six limbs of Indian Painting. The Chinese Art-critic Hsieh Ho in the 5th century AD wrote down the following Six Canons of the Chinese Painting- 1. Spiritual tone and life movement 2. Manner of brushwork in drawing lines 3. Form in its relation to objects 4. Choice of colours appropriate to the objects 5. Composition and grouping 6. The copy of classic models (Vide The Kokka No. 244) O.C. Gangoly in the foreword states that “this interpretation has the merit of answering the discrepancy between the Indian and the Chinese canons, and finds a parallelism in the Indian definition for the sixth limb of the Chinese canon.”
Folder# 58  |  Portraits of Mahatma Gandhi
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1Document Titled: “Portraits of Mahatma Gandhi by Mukul Dey, Orient Longmans Ltd., Calcutta, 1948” This title is bi-lingual (Hindi and English) and contains 12 monochrome and coloured plates.
Folder# 59  |  Iranian Frescoes
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1Document Titled: “Iranian Frescoes, Musee des Artes Decoratifs, Palais du LOUVRE, Reconstructions by Sarkis Kachadourian; Wagle Press, Bombay; 7th February, 1938, Introduction by Dr. Moti Chandra, M.A., Ph.D. (Lond.), Curator of Prince of Wales Museum, Bombay; An Appreciation by Andre Godard, Director of Antiquities in Iran” (Part of Shantanu Ukil Papers) This catalogue lists around 116 names of the original copies of the 16th and 17th century frescoes. This might have been the artist’s personal copy wherein all the sold paintings have been marked and the names of some of the buyers documented.
Folder# 60  |  Bhutpatrir Desh
1Document Titled: “Bhutpatri’r Desh, Abanindranath Tagore (Thakur); Published by Priyanath Dasgupta, Indian Publishing House; 22 Cornwallis Street, Calcutta, c. 1915; Printed at Kantik Press, 22 Sukiya Street, Calcutta, Printed by Haricharan Manna” This document contains 1-41 folios in addition to front and back-covers. It records the journey of a young man from his one aunt’s (mashi) place to another (pishi) in a magic realistic setting. Descriptive prose along with exquisite and original illustrated poems can be found in this block printed illustration from original manuscript.
Folder# 61  |  Abanindranath Tagore Reproductions
1Document Titled: “Reproductions of Abanindranath Tagore, taken from various sources including Prabasi, Bharat Varsha, Modern Review, Chatterjee’s Picture Album etc.” This folder contains approximately 93 colour reproductions, 75 monochrome reproductions, 2 unsigned pencil sketches, several monochrome photographs of Abanindranath Tagore and some of his paintings including a photograph of a drypoint portrait of Mukul Dey by Abanindranath Tagore. Few of the reproductions are printed recto-verso.