RESULTS: The Garden of Epics

Garden of Epics - A Private Collection of Indian Paintings  

South Kensington, Monday, 10 June 2013, Sale 9966

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium] 

33 lots sold

Total: £494,625 /$766,669 /€583,678

     73% sold by lot

45 lots offered

$1.55= £1 / €1.18 =£1

    89% sold by value



Estimate (£)

Price Realised



A painting from a dispersed Harivamsa series, attributed to Purkhu, India, Kangra, circa 1800-1820

25,000 - 35,000


Asian Trade


A painting from a dispersed Harivamsa series, attributed to Purkhu, India, Kangra, circa 1800-1820

30,000 - 50,000


Asian Trade


A painting of Anantasayana, India, Kangra, circa 1830

8,000 - 12,000


Asian Private


Comment: Sandhya Jain-Patel, Associate Vice President and Co-Head of Sale & Romain Pingannaud, Head of Department, Christie’s South Kensington and Co-Head of Sale:

“This carefully curated sale of Indian court paintings attracted interest from around the world. Both new and seasoned connoisseurs recognised the quality, rarity and beauty of these works, and competed eagerly to acquire them. We look forward to offering more paintings in New York in September during our sale of Indian and Southeast Asian Art.” 


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Next Sale: Indian and Southeast Asian Art – New York, 17 September 2013

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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.


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