Born in 1887 in a small village in Beliatore, Bankura district, West Bengal, Jamini Roy joined the Government School of Art, Kolkata in 1903. He began his career by painting in the Post-Impressionist genre of landscapes and portraits, very much in keeping with his training in a British academic system. Yet, by 1925, Roy had begun experimenting along the lines of popular bazaar paintings sold outside the Kalighat temple in Kolkata. By the early...
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THE TIES THAT BIND: SOUTH ASIAN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
30 NOVEMBER-01 DECEMBER 2016
$22,060 - 29,415
Rs 15,00,000 - 20,00,000
Signed in Bengali (lower right)
23.75 x 25.25 in (60.4 x 64.3 cm)
NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE
Acquired directly from the artist in the mid 1950s - 1960s by George P Bickford (1901-1991)
Property from a Private Collection, New York
Christie's, New York, 20 March 2013, lot 62
Private Collection, Maharashtra
Height of Figure: 6'