Asian Art in London 2016
Krishna and the gopis bathing in the river Yamuna – an illustration from the Harivamsa series. Attributable to Purkhu, Kangra, 1800-15. Opaque pigments and gold on paper. Folio: 38.4 x 48.2 cm; painting: 35 x 44.5 cm, Francesca Galloway
The ten-day annual event Asian Art in London, 3-12 November 2016, unites dealers, auction houses and societies in a series of selling exhibitions, auctions, receptions, lectures and seminars complemented by museum exhibitions.
From the exhibition ‘A Library of Manuscripts from India’ at Sam Fogg
On 4 November, curator Francesca Leoni will talk about ‘Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural’ – the current Ashmolean show in Oxford – at the Olympia Winter Art & Antiques Fair. Amongst those participating in the late-night openings on 6 or 7 November are Nagel Auktionen, Bonhams, Sotheby’s, Woolley & Wallis, Jacqueline Simcox, Eskenazi, Sam Fogg and Francesca Galloway, where the exhibition ‘Pahari Paintings from the Eva and Konrad Seitz Collection’ will show until 18 November.
A symposium titled ‘The Science of Art’ takes place on 9 November in Soho and includes presentations by Carlos Bayod of Factum Arte, Madrid and the TV presenter, historian and author Dan Cruickshank.
Body armour, signed Luft ‘Ali, Iran, dated 1150 ah (17 37–8 ad). Steel, inlaid with gold. Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, EA1997.176, ‘Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural’, Ashmolean Museum
Vibhisana lends his golden chariot to Rama and Sita – Scene from the Ramayana. Kangra, c. 1800-10. Opaque watercolour and gold on paper. Folio: 25.6 x 36 cm; painting: 20.3 x 30.6 cm. Francesca Galloway
Confronted Falcons. Turkey (Iznik), circa 1575. Height: 25.2 cm (10 in.) Width: 25.2 cm (10 In.). Simon Ray
A Chinese Imperial doucai jar and cover, mark and period of Yongzheng, Woolley & Wallis
Flayed Human Skin as Lingam. Distemper on textile
, Tibet, 19th – 20th century
. Height: 117 cm (46 in.); Width: 75 cm (29 ½ in.). Joost van den Bergh
Shâkyamuni’s Miracles (detail). 14th century. Distemper on cotton. 172 x 241 cm (67 ¾ x 95 in). Rossi & Rossi
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