10 June 2009
From the Collection of the late Giles Eyre Esq.
Jamini Roy (1887-1972)
signed in Bengali (lower right)
gouache on paper
14 5/8 x 9½ in. (37.2 x 24 cm.)
Acquired directly from the artist in 1947 by Giles Eyre Esq., formerly of Hartnoll & Eyre, London then Eyre & Hobhouse, London and author of the introduction to M. Archer and W. G. Archer ed., India Served and Observed, London, 1994
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