Lot 27
 
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Untitled

Watercolour on paper pasted on printed cloth
17 x 11 in (each)
42.5 x 27.5 cm (each)

(Set of three)


Kalighat paintings were first made in Bengal in the 19th century by traditional artists known as 'patuas' who had moved to Kolkata attracted by the newly established Calcutta School of Art. To make a living, these artists began painting at the Kalighat Kali temple in the city, and selling their work to devotees and tourists visiting the shrine as souvenirs. Blending Indian and Western styles, these unique paintings soon came to be classified as a distinct school of painting in India. These three contemporary Kalighat paintings depict Ganesha, Radha and Krishna, and Mahakali.




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  Lot 27 of 75  

24-HOUR AUCTION: INDIAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ART AND OBJECTS
21-22 AUGUST 2012

Estimate
Rs 25,000 - 30,000
$465 - 560

Winning Bid
Rs 30,456
$564
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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