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THE GOLDEN TEMPLE

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

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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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