Roseberys London presents their Islamic & Indian Art Showcase, hosted at The Clubhouse, 8 St James’s Square, Thursday 19th October from 12pm-5pm and Friday 20 October from 10am-4pm
Highlights from the 400 lot sale include 55 lots from the Private Collection of Ruth and Cyrus Jhabvala (lots 10-65). Ruth Prawer Jhabvala CBE (1927-2013) was an eminent writer, winner of the Booker Prize and two-time Oscar Award winner. She is perhaps best known for her long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions lead by director James Ivory and the late producer Ismail Merchant.
Cyrus Jhabvala (1920-2014) . Cyrus Jhabvala was also an artist and had been drawing, sketching and painting since his move to Delhi in 1949. His sketches were incredibly detailed, prompting James Ivory to write his work was “as precise as the 19th century photographs taken in the same area… there is a tradition of Indian miniatures that Jhabvala has tapped; it is one of meticulous detail. Some of these paintings remind me of the Mewar school at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th.”(James Ivory, “Old Delhi-New York: Personal Views”, Lustre/Roli Books, 2008)
After moving to India in 1951, Ruth married Cyrus S. H. Jhabvala, an Indian-Parsi architect. The couple lived in New Delhi, and had three daughters. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala began then to elaborate her experiences in India and wrote novels and tales on Indian subjects. Jhabvala wrote a dozen novels, 23 screenplays, and eight collections of short stories and was made a CBE in 1998 and granted a joint fellowship by BAFTA in 2002 with Ivory and Merchant. She is the only person to have won both a Booker Prize and an Oscar.
A full viewing will be held at Roseberys London on Sunday 22 October 10am-2pm and Monday 23 October from 9am.
For an exclusive invitation to the full viewing please contact Islamic & Indian Arts Head of Department [email protected]