The "bankura" horse recurs throughout the folk and craft traditions of Jamini Roy'snative Bankura region of West Bengal. In the present lot, Jamini Roy captures thecolours and vibrancy of the traditional art of the region. Manasij Majumdar writes that Roy "often preferred to make images with bare minimal content and a rich formalist handling. Even when he treated a motif comprising two or more figures, he always eschewed all inessential...
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08-10 JUNE 2016
$18,185 - 22,730
Rs 12,00,000 - 15,00,000
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Signed in Bengali (lower right)
on card paper
18.5 x 12.25 in (47 x 31.4 cm)
NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE
Acquired directly from the artist in 1956
Private Collection, Southern California
Private Collection, Maharashtra
Height of Figure: 6'