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Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman - BALAKRISHNA - 1960. 
- 61 x 63.5 cm. (including backgrounds on three edges), central group portrait; Rama and Sita share a throne, Hanuman, wearing sacred thread, and Lakshmana kneel and offer puja, inside a decorative arch, in polychrome gouache laid on to card with a black background, segmented with a horizontal strip on head joined with tape on verso, signed by the artist in the image. N.p.[Calcutta], [Balakrishna], n.d., Four small horizontal chips missing along lower edge not substantially affecting image, chipped and creased along the hinge of the strip. The card rubbed and worn on the edges and corners. A regal portrait, lotus flowers are elegantly strewn around the knee and foot of the monkey god Hanuman, Ramas most loyal devotee, and Lakshmana. Balakrishna and his siblings Nirmala and Ramakrishna are third generation artists who live and work in Calcutta. Their grandfather .migrated east from Nathdwara in the first half of the twentieth century. (p-87 Jain) and his son, the Varanasi born artist named Ramu Singh moved to Calcutta circa 1960 (op cit). [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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