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Jamini Roy
(1887 - 1972)

A Collection of Fifty Three Works

In his search for an artistic expression, Jamini Roy delved into his roots, often incorporating elements from traditional art forms such as Kalighat patuas, Bengali scrolls and Bankura terracotta in his works. Composed with flat, earthy colours, his works feature simple figurative forms and decisive lines, as seen in lots 1 and 3. Manasij Majumdar writes that Roy "often preferred to make images with bare minimal content and a rich...

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24-25 JUNE 2020


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Jamini Roy
A Collection of Fifty Three Works

Forty works signed in Bengali (variable locations)
Watercolour and pen on paper
Variable dimensions

A collection of fifty-three works depicting various figures such as drummers, dancing girls, real and imaginary animals; some on desk calendar pages, bills, receipts and exhibition tickets. All mounted and framed, with works ranging from 19.6 x 15.1 cm to 7 x 4.3 cm

(Set of fifty-three, arranged in ten groups)

Acquired directly from the artist, Kolkata, mid-1950s
Private UK Collection
Bonhams, London, 21 May 2007, lot 43
Property from a Distinguished International Collection

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


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