5 October 1999
Jamini Roy (1887-1972)
Mother and Baby Krishna
signed in Bengali (lower right)
gouache on card
18 x 11 in. (45.7 x 27.9 cm.)
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Vogue, London, September 1951, illustrated.
British Vogue Export Book, London, 1951, no. 5, illustrated.
London, The Imperial Institute (now the Commonwealth Institute), April-July 1946.
This work was bought directly from the artist by the present owner.
For a similar work see Jamini Roy: In the context of Indian folk sensibility and his impact on modern art, New Delhi, 1992 p. 67.
Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class