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The tradition of patuas, or scroll-painting, has been extant in Bengal for centuries. Each district in the state developed its own style of scroll-painting. Among them, Kalighat is perhaps most famous for its patuas. Artists depended on epics and religion passed down generations verbally, or as manuscripts. They also depicted daily occurrences.

The appeal of patuas lies in their simplicity. Smooth, spontaneous...



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  Lot 10 of 70  

WINTER LIVE AUCTION: INDIAN ART
15 DECEMBER 2021

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Rs 14,40,000
$19,329

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Kalighat Pat


a) Untitled (Radha and Krishna)
West Bengal, Circa 1860s
Watercolour and tin paint on paper
16 x 10.75 in (40.4 x 27.4 cm)


b) Untitled (Krishna defeating the Stork Demon)
West Bengal, Circa 1860s
Watercolour and tin paint on paper
16 x 10.75 in (40.4 x 27.4 cm)

(Set of two)

NON EXPORTABLE REGISTERED ANTIQUITY


PROVENANCE
Acquired from San Francisco galleries in the late 1970s-early 1980s
Private Collection, USA
Bonhams, London, 23 October 2018, lot 154

Category: Painting
Style: Folk and Tribal


 









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