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Jamini Roy
(1887 - 1972)

Untitled (Sita in Ashokavana)



On glancing at Sita in Ashokavana, one immediately recalls the technique of Bengali folk art, but its aesthetic significance and cultural value transcend the boundaries of categorisation. Its creator, Jamini Roy, sought to break free from dominant art movements of the early 20th century. In the schism existing between Abanindranath Tagore's nationalism-tinged revivalist Bengal School and European academic realism, Roy found his footing by...



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  Lot 1 of 90  

MODERN EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
4 SEPTEMBER 2014

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Rs 9,00,000
$15,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Jamini Roy
Untitled (Sita in Ashokavana)

Signed in Bengali (lower right)
Tempera on board
13 x 17.5 in (33 x 44.4 cm)

NATIONAL ART TREASURE - NON-EXPORTABLE

PROVENANCE:
Acquired directly from the artist by Arthur K. Meyers in Calcutta in 1957
Aicon Gallery, New York
A Distinguished Private Collection, India

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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