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Posted 5 years ago


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I have included three images as it is difficult to get a good image without any interference in the reflection. I bought this picture in a job lot at auction for very little. The other pictures were 'tat' but I had a feeling that this one, apart from being beautiful, was possibly an original pastel. It turned out to be just that - a pastel by Goray Douglas. I then googled him and found the following: Born in 1920 at Maimio in erstwhile Burma, he came to India following the Japanese invasion in 1942. Once here, Mrs. Anderson, a resident of the hill town, helped him settle down. The love of the people and the place inspired him to create the wonderful works that made him famous all over the world. (He was untaught) Most of his portraits are about people he met in Darjeeling. One of his many masterpieces, Portrait of a Young Child was bought by Lord Mountbatten. Goray Douglas has been dead for over 36 years, his family held an exhibition of some of his work calling it 'The Faces of the Hills'. ; This girl is just exquisite, with a beguiling smile and dressed in her native attire, I feel most privileged to own it and so very pleased that I recognised it was special.


  1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Very fine work! Congratulations!
  2. Justanovice Justanovice, 5 years ago
    Thank you BELLIN68, miKKoChristmas 11 and blunderbuss2 for the love! The picture does not do her justice! It is just amazing that someone can capture such an image with pastel colours! I can only dream of such a talent!
  3. inky inky, 5 years ago
    She has the most beautiful smile, full of life!.....:-)
  4. Justanovice Justanovice, 5 years ago
    Many thanks inky!
  5. Moonbeam, 5 years ago
    Our family has a large collection of Goray Douglas,s paintings.
    My grandfather bought them when he was visiting Darjeeling about 40 years ago.
    Beautiful art work. So glad to know other people love his work.

  6. Justanovice Justanovice, 5 years ago
    Thank you Carolyn, It is the most beautiful picture of this young girl it is hard to believe that it is hand created, a most talented artist! I personally love it!!
  7. chimo13, 4 years ago
    Hello There.That is a great painting by a great artist. We also have a couple of paintings from Goray Douglas which my parents purchased in Darjeeling back in around 1963. He was a wonderful artist.
    I just posted a photo of 1 of them, an old Tibetan man. Not sure how to forward the link to you as I have just registered. We have enjoyed having these paintings in our family for all these years.
  8. Justanovice Justanovice, 4 years ago
    Hi chimo13, I have checked this category, which one did you put it in? Failing that, copy and paste the link at the very top of your page and send it to me. Would love to see them!!:)
  9. Justanovice Justanovice, 4 years ago
    chimo, its ok I have found it! Wonderful, what a character!!! Thank you so much for sharing it - absolutely brilliant!! Must be a pleasure to own, as I feel mine is!!
  10. Petra76, 2 years ago
    Dobrý den,taky mám jeden obraz pastel.Název Gurkha women.Miluju tento obraz :)
  11. Justanovice Justanovice, 2 years ago
    Prosím, pošlete tak used to vidèt!

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