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Francesca Galloway

Indian Decorative Arts and Paintings from Private Collections Online Catalog

We are pleased to release our newest online catalog, Indian Decorative Arts and Paintings from Private Collections.

With forty years of experience and expertise, today we are known as one of the foremost galleries dealing in Indian painting and courtly arts. Combining a personal approach with a global outlook, we regularly exhibit internationally. Collaborating with the leading scholars in this field, our catalogs and publications are reference works in their own right, helping to advance the research and visibility of this fascinating and important subject.

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Indian Paintings from the Kurtz Collection

Zarrina and Antony Kurtz are collectors with a fine eye and appreciation for artistry across a wide variety of disciplines. With a combination of instinct, scholarship, passion, and curiosity, they have been collecting in their distinct areas of interest for over 40 years.

This is a remarkable group of paintings from Rajasthan and the Punjab Hills, with few Mughal and Deccani works and including such rarities as a large Company School painting, composite animals and paintings by the Sawari artist, Pemji. For a small collection, this group manages to encapsulate many of the main themes of Rajput painting, with fine work across several schools. The major Hindu epics are represented, as are court scenes and portraiture, depictions of ascetics, Ragamala paintings, and images of the divine. What is admirable about the Kurtzes as collectors has been their ability to identify rarity when it appeared. Provenance has been important to them. They have always been quick to discern paintings of outstanding quality and have had the courage and tenacity to pounce.

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