Given by the artist to Maurice Draper, Calcutta, 1940 (by repute in exchange for one of his paintings);
Thence by descent;
Grosvenor Gallery, London
Maurice Draper (1907-2002) lived and worked in India from 1930-1945. Employed as
an art teacher at La Martiniere school in Calcutta he travelled widely,
making sketches and watercolours of the country. A contemporary review
of an exhibition of Draper's work mentions the influence of Jamini Roy,
and it seems the two artists met and exchanged works in 1940. Following
spells in Lucknow and Darjeeling, Draper and his family returned to the
UK in 1945.
South Asian Art: 1820 - 2020, Asian Art in London, 22 -29 October 2020, Grosvenor Gallery, London, No. 20, (illustrated ex. cat. p.33)
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