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Jamini Roy (India, 1887-1972)
Santhal Drummers, tempera on board, signed lower right, framed,35.5 x 69.8cm (14 x 27 1/2in).
Private collection, Florida, USA.
A similar work depicting Santhal drummers and dancers against a yellow background can be found in the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi and is dated to around 1927. N. Tuli The Flamed Mosaic: Indian Contemporary Painting, Ahmedabad, 1997, p.192.