Beautiful pair of large post-independence era oil paintings by the Indian artist G.D Paul Raj (1914-1979) dated 1951. Very confidently painted with a fabulous sense of sunlight, in oil on identically sized canvasses. Depicting two scenes around the city of Chennai where Paulraj studied under the celebrated Indian modern artist Debi Prasad Roy Chowdhury (at the Government College of Fine Arts) and subsequently made his home. ‘Street in Conjeevaram’ (now known as Kanchipuram) depicts a woman in a red sari walking through a street market. ‘Road to Redhills’ features traditional bullock carts being drawn through the heat and dust by long horned oxen below a line of huge banyan trees. Each canvas is clearly signed in vivid red paint the lower left hand corner. Excellent condition, presented on the original stretchers in their original moulded hardwood frames each with an engraved and dated title plaque.
Dimensions: width 42″, height 34½”.