• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7751

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    6 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 286

    THE GOLDEN TEMPLE

    SIGNED GYULA TORNAI (1861-1928), HUNGARY, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    THE GOLDEN TEMPLE
    SIGNED GYULA TORNAI (1861-1928), HUNGARY, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    Oil on canvas, depicting the Golden Temple of Amritsar reflected in what is known as the 'pool of nectar', behind numerous buildings, signed in the lower right hand corner, framed
    27¾ x 20 1/8in. (70.5 x 51cm.)


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    Gyula Tornai was a pre-eminent Hungarian Orientalist painter, who as well as travelling through and painting images of the Middle East, also worked on a number of Indian subjects such as the present work. He was born Julius Grossmann at Gyöngös in what is modern-day Hungary but finished his formal training in Munich.

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