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Jamini Roy
(1887 - 1972)

Untitled



Born in 1887 in a small village in Beliatore, Bankura district, West Bengal, Jamini Roy joined the Government School of Art, Kolkata in 1903. He began his career by painting in the Post-Impressionist genre of landscapes and portraits, very much in keeping with his training in a British academic system. Yet, by 1925, Roy had begun experimenting along the lines of popular bazaar paintings sold outside the Kalighat temple in Kolkata. By the early...



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  Lot 59 of 65  

EVENING SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
13 MARCH 2018

Estimate



Winning Bid
Rs 18,00,000
$28,125

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Jamini Roy
Untitled

Signed in Bengali (lower right)
Tempera on handmade paper
12 x 17.75 in (30.3 x 45.1 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE

PROVENANCE:
Acquired in India, circa 1960
Collection of Sir Gordon Hobday, UK

Sir Gordon Hobday (1916-2015) was the Director of Research at Boots Pharmaceuticals in Nottingham from 1952-1968. Under his tenure, the company developed ibuprofen and he later went on to become Managing Director and Chairman in the 1970s.
Private Collection, India

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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