Lot 51
 
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Untitled (Raslila)
Signed in Devnagari (lower left)
Circa 1970
Natural pigments on paper
96.25 x 56.75 in (244.7 x 144.1 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Property of a Distinguished Lady, New Delhi

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The present lot is a large format work done by the artist depicting the playful theme of Ras Lila. Krishna, the enchanting flute player, graceful dancer, and irresistible lover, is the central figure of the painting. He is flanked by besotted gopis on either side. Peacocks, symbols of love, prance by their feet. The colour pink symbolises raas, or celebration and festivity.

Jagdamba Devi is credited with bringing official recognition to Mithila painting, when she received the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, in 1970.




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  Lot 51 of 68  

LIVING TRADITIONS: FOLK AND TRIBAL ART
19-20 APRIL 2017

Estimate
$4,690 - 6,250
Rs 3,00,000 - 4,00,000

Winning Bid
$6,228
Rs 3,98,592
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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