Lot 5
  • 5

Jamini Roy (1887-1972)

12,000 - 18,000 USD
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  • Jamini Roy
  • Untitled
  • Signed in Bengali lower right
  • Oil on cloth laid on board
  • 15 by 29 in. (38.1 by 73.7 cm.)


Purchased by the current owner's mother directly from the artist in Calcutta in 1958

Catalogue Note

By the early 1930s Jamini Roy had established a workshop based on artisanal principles where, with the help of studio apprentices, he produced multiple images from a series of templates.  He abandoned the use of European colors and instead worked with locally produced mineral and vegetable pigments.  Works on cloth in the "folk idiom" are thought to be prototypes painted by Roy himself, these works are far fewer in number than the works on card that were produced by his studio.  The current work is a fine example of this rare form of cloth painting.