Incense, 1910

Incense Bela

“Incense” (1910) by Bela de Takach von Gyongos-Halasz (1874–1947), a Hungarian painter who was active in Germany and the UK. Annie Besant, then the President of the Theosophical Society, saw his work at an exhibition, admired it, and Takach presented this painting to her, “with the profoundest respect.” She accepted and it was hung in the London headquarters of the Theosophical Society.

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