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    Sale 7814

    South Asian Modern & Contemporary Art

    10 June 2009, South Kensington

  • Lot 41

    George Keyt (1901-1993)

    Untitled (Six Dancers)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    George Keyt (1901-1993)
    Untitled (Six Dancers)
    all signed and dated 'G Keyt 47' (upper left or upper right)
    gouache and white chalk on paper
    24¾ x 14¾ in. (62.7 x 37.7 cm.) each
    Executed in 1947
    Set of six drawings (6)


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    Barbara Buchanan worked as an editor for the Oxford University Press in Bombay in the early 1950s. It was through her work that she met George Keyt and they developed an intimate friendship, maintaining a life-long correspondence until Keyt's death in 1993.

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    Provenance

    Gift from the artist to Barbara Buchanan
    Thence by descent to the present owners


    Pre-Lot Text

    From the Collection of the late Barbara Buchanan


    Post Lot Text

    Barbara Buchanan, Bombay, circa 1953; photograph courtesy of the Family Archive