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Jehangir Sabavala
The Flight into Egypt - I


Jehangir Sabavala's Flight into Egypt-I is an allusion to a biblical event described in the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 2:13-23) that has been an immensely popular subject in art for centuries. The event follows Joseph and Mary who, after learning from the Magi about King Herod's ploy to kill all infants in Bethlehem, flee on a donkey with infant Jesus into Egypt. Religious art dating from the Renaissance address this event through...



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  Lot 65 of 90  

MODERN EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
4 SEPTEMBER 2014

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Winning Bid
Rs 3,00,00,000
$500,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Jehangir Sabavala
The Flight into Egypt - I
Signed and dated in English (lower left) and inscribed and dated in English (verso)
1971
Oil on canvas
50 x 29 in (127 x 73.7 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Acquired directly from the artist

EXHIBITED:
Jehangir Sabavala: A Retrospective, presented by Sakshi Gallery at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai and Delhi 2005-06

PUBLISHED:
The Reasoning Vision: Jehangir Sabavala`s Painterly Universe, Dilip Chitre, Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, 1980

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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