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Lot#12 || Jamini Roy (1887 - 1972)
NAYIKAS (Circa 1950s)

Tempera on board
Signed lower right
22.50 x 57.50 in

Estimate   40,00,000 - ₹ 50,00,000

PROVENANCE
Originally acquired from Dhoomimal Gallery
CATALOGUE NOTES
NON EXPORTABLE - NATIONAL ART TREASURE
Jamini Roy who was trained as an artist at Calcutta Government Art School started off as a commissioned portrait painter. His academic style painting was initially a great source of commission for him. Later, his styles saw him challenge what Indian artists considered as art. He defied norms at the time and reject western ideals of art and brought back folk art (pats) in his style. While this word would have been executed at his Ballygunge Place East Residence (and not as early as that executed in his Bagh Bazar residence) - the thick tempera (versus the more fluid tempera) - indicates an early execution possibly from the late 40s or 50s
PUBLISHED
Ravi Jain Annual 2006 - Celebrating 70 Years
EXHIBITED
Dhoomimal Gallery, 20th September to 17th October, 2006
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