‘an accomplished but somewhat sugary style that reminds us of Edmund Dulac’, as Partha Mitter describes it (The Triumph of Modernism: India’s artists and the avant-garde 1922-1947, London 2007, p. 146)……approximate date for the pictures….between 1931 and 1941. X.
Pic 2, 3 and 4 – click for larger view and closer details of the hair ornaments (jhoomar and mathapatti), the jewelled fringe for the choli, waist sash and the somewhat unusually shaped payal.
The other painting (Devotee) has simpler details, the clothing is *very* diaphanous here which is kind of common in some of the popular art of the 1920s and 1930s (e.g. Hemen Mazumdar).