Wednesday 14 June 2023

Lot 8

Durgabai (Indian, b. 1972), Bird, acrylic on paper, 37.5 x 30.4cm.  Provenance: Private...

View More

Lot 8

Durgabai (Indian, b. 1972), Bird, acrylic on paper, 37.5 x 30.4cm. 
Provenance: Private...

Price Realised: Unsold Lot

Estimate: £300 - £400

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

Share this lot

Let your friends and family know about this lot

Lot 8


Durgabai (Indian, b. 1972), Bird, acrylic on paper, 37.5 x 30.4cm. 

Provenance: Private collection Germany acquired in Delhi, India from the gallery of Tulika Ke, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the artist


Durgabai (born in 1972) is a first-generation Gond artist. She enjoyed story-telling performances in her village Barbaspur (near Patan in Madhya Pradesh) that accompanied the art of bhitti chitra, wall painting in mud houses, and decided to start creating her own paintings. The kahani parampara or story-telling tradition in her village features characters from the purani kahani such as jungle janvar, nana-nani, devi-devta, drawn from village life and the surrounding jungle.

Following her marriage to Gond painter Subhash Vyam in 1989 and subsequent move to Koti Sultanabad in Bhopal, she connected with her cousin Jangarh Singh Shyam and other folk artists within the museum space of Bharat Bhavan and started painting on paper and canvas for a contemporary urban art market. "Initially I used poster colours but now I use acrylic and fabric colours because they are fast and don't fade or come off easily." The subjects of her painting includes elements from her elaborate landscape scenery composed within a smaller canvas and therefore narrowed down to a few animals and trees.

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
€200,000.01 to €350,000 - 1%,
€350,000.01 to €500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

Export of goods

Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain whether an export licence is required before bidding. Export licences are issued by Arts Council England and application forms can be obtained from its Export Licensing Unit. Details can be found on the ACE website or by phoning ACE on 020 7973 5188. The need for import licences varies from country to country and you should acquaint yourself with all relevant local requirements and provisions before bidding. The refusal of any such licences shall not permit the cancelling of any sale nor allow any delay in making full payment for the lot.

Own a similar item?

Receive alerts about similar lots

Continue Browsing

View More Lots View More Lots


Four Madhubani paintings, each cd. 77x57 cm; 20th century, all stamped: Made in India, grades by...

Estimate: £800 - £1200

LOT 10

Maharana Jawan Singh hunting on an elephant, Mewar, India, circa 1830, opaque pigments...

Estimate: £300 - £500

LOT 11

The Srinathji temple during the Annakut festival, Nathdwara, India, late 19th century, opaque...

Estimate: £300 - £500

LOT 12

A ruler and his sons with attendants on a boat, Kashmir, North India, circa 1850, opaque...

Estimate: £600 - £800

LOT 13

Two illustrations from the Shahnameh, depicting Sohrab and Rustam in battle, Northwest India,...

Estimate: £200 - £300

LOT 14

Citralekha Singh, The Painting of Siva in Indian Art, Vols I-II, Sundeep Prakashan, Delhi, 1990,...

Estimate: £200 - £300

LOT 15

Srinathji priests, Nathdwara, circa 1910, opaque pigments and silver and gold on paper,...

Estimate: £600 - £800

LOT 16

A standing portrait of a Maharaja, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, circa 1840, opaque pigments on paper,...

Estimate: £300 - £500

LOT 17

A palace scene, Kangra, Punjab Hills, second quarter of the 19th century, opaque pigments...

Estimate: £1500 - £2000

LOT 18

An equestrian portrait of a Maharaja, North India, opaque pigments on paper heightened with...

Estimate: £500 - £700

LOT 19

Maharana Jagat Singh and his family and his courtiers entertained by nautch girls, Udaipur,...

Estimate: £1200 - £1500

LOT 20

  A female worshipper seated on a tiger skin, Rajasthan, India, 19th century, opaque...

Estimate: £200 - £300

LOT 21

An illustration from a Bhagavata Purana series, Malwa, 18th century, opaque pigments on...

Estimate: £300 - £500

LOT 22

Women on a terrace, Jodhpur, India, 19th century, opaque pigments on paper, depicting a...

Estimate: £180 - £220

LOT 23

An illustration to a Ragamala, Malwa Ragini, Jaipur, India, late 19th-early 20th century,...

Estimate: £250 - £350

LOT 24

A folio from a Shahnameh, Shah Tamasp with attendants, North India, late 18th century, opaque...

Estimate: £400 - £600

Newsletter Signup

Keyword Alerts