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INDIAN DECORATIVE ARTS
PAINTINGS FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
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 (cat. 1), composite animals (cats. 3 and 16) and paintings by the Sawari artist, Pemji (cats. 10 and 12). 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.