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George Keyt (1901-1993)

20,000 - 30,000 USD
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  • George Keyt
  • Untitled
  • Signed and dated 'G Keyt/ 46' lower right
  • Oil on canvas
  • 45 by 33 1/2 in. (114.3 by 85 cm.)

Catalogue Note

In 1946, the year the current painting was produced, Keyt moved to Bombay and a year later he held his first solo exhibition. W. G. Archer considers pictures from this early Bombay period to be some of his most important. 'The experience of once again living in India, the India to which in spirit he has always belonged, induced him to re-explore his favourite subject...he employed all his resources, springing line, rhythmical form and glowing color, to imbue his subjects with innocent sensuality and poetic charm. ' (W. G. Archer, India and Modern Art, London, 1959, p. 135).