Coups de Coeur: The Guy and Helen Barbier Family Collection

Coups de Coeur: The Guy and Helen Barbier Family Collection

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Auction Closed

June 10, 01:39 PM GMT


1,000 - 2,000 GBP

Lot Details



b. 1925

St. Francis


Editioned 'A.P. 9/10' lower left, titled '"St Francis" lower centre and signed and dated 'KKhanna / 1982' lower right

Edition 9 of 10

Image: 32.4 x 27.3 cm. (12 ¾ x 10 ¾ in.)

Folio: 48.5 x 40.8 cm. (19 x 16 in.)

Executed in 1982

Acquired directly from the artist at Garhi studios, New Delhi, 21 December 1982

"For example, the Bible and the life of Christ have been important to me, in the sense that Christianity being a humanitarian religion which lays down code that does not go into metaphysics …. Christianity has been in this country for centuries. I have done several pictures of Christ and St. Francis of Assisi. I have been to Assisi and seen his chapel. [His story is] very moving – a rich man’s son who throws away everything to the winds and becomes this fantastic human being. When you see and experience people like that, either in literature or otherwise, they are living saints." (K. Khanna,, -, 15 June 2018)