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Krishen Khanna
Fields and Trees


The present lot is an early work by Krishen Khanna, who was best known for his paintings of bandwallahs, dhabas, and labourers. It was showcased at London's Leicester Galleries - the artist's first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom - in October 1960. The abstract oil painting, perhaps depicting an autumnal scene, is a precursor to Khanna's later interest in ink paintings from China and Japan, as evidenced in the calligraphic...



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  Lot 15 of 106  

WINTER ONLINE AUCTION
9-10 DECEMBER 2019

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$14,400
Rs 10,08,000

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Krishen Khanna
Fields and Trees
Signed and dated 'KKhanna '60' (lower left); bearing Leicester Galleries label (on the reverse)
1960
Oil on canvas
19.25 x 26.75 in (48.9 x 68 cm)

PROVENANCE
Leicester Galleries, London, UK
John/Jack Levy Collection
Thence by descent
Private Collection, UK
Private Collection, USA

EXHIBITED:
Krishen Khanna, London: Leicester Galleries, October 1960

PUBLISHED:
Krishen Khanna, London: Leicester Galleries, 1960, p. 11 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


 









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