Avijit Lahiri and his wife, Bratati, began collecting art in the mid-1970s having first been impressed by a large, captivating work by Jamini Roy at the Indian Craft Exhibition, Commonwealth Institute in London. Bratati's upbringing in Kolkata and the couple's subsequent visits to the Indian Museum in Kolkata over the years sparked their interest in collecting works of antiquity as well as modern. Among the many highlights in the collection are splendid Buddhist, Kashmiri and Pala bronzes, and a sandstone Indian Revanta panel from the 7th century A.D. during the post-Gupta period. Modern outstanding works include examples by Bengal School pioneers including Rabindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose and Jamini Roy. Many of the works in the sale were recently exhibited at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, in March-June 2015.
Sale Totals are hammer price plus buyer's premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer's or seller's credits.
Online absentee bidding for this sale has closed. Please contact the
Register to bid online in this sale by
View All Upcoming Sales
Select an option below to add this sale to the
calendar of your choice :