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JAMINI ROY
UNTITLED (View of Ananda Kumar Chatterjee Lane) (Circa 1940)

Tempera on board
Signed lower right
23.0 x 18.0 in.

Jamini Roy's earlier residence at 1/2B Ananda Kumar Chatterjee lane in North Kolkata was his home for sixteen years. This was the home visited by Rabindranath Tagore and patrons like Maie Casey (wife of the Bengal governor) and where he found success. The family resided here till December 1949 when they moved to their current residence in Ballygunge Place East.

PROVENANCE
Estate of Jamini Roy Thence by descent

NATIONAL ART TREASURE - NON EXPORTABLE

Jamini Roy who was trained as an artist at Calcutta Government Art School started off as a 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 rejected western ideals of art and brought back folk art (pats) in his style.

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