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    Sale 1975

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    20 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 12

    JAMINI ROY (1887-1972)

    Untitled (Two Nudes)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    JAMINI ROY (1887-1972)
    Untitled (Two Nudes)
    signed in Bengali (lower right)
    ink on paper
    23½ x 16 in.; 23½ x 15 1/8 in. (59.7 x 40.6 cm.; 59.7 x 38.6 cm.) (2)


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    These works, done in monochromatic tones, are typical of his style from the late 1940's. They represent a definite move away from the narrative, to an emphasis on the compositional elements painted with sweeping brush strokes.

    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner's father in India, and thence by descent, 1964