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M F Husain
(1913 - 2011)

Lady



In the 1950s and 60s, M F Husain painted a series of canvases including the present lot, featuring a solitary woman against a muted or monochromatic background. In these paintings, Husain`s "...women are monumental in their fortitude and yet humble and ordinary in a duality that Husain expresses effortlessly..." (Yashodhara Dalmia, The Making of Modern Indian Art: The Progressives, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2001, p. 101) ...



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  Lot 42 of 80  

EVENING SALE OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART
24 FEBRUARY 2016

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M F Husain
Lady

Signed in Devnagari (upper right); bearing Chemould label on the stretcher (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
55 x 33 in (139.7 x 83.8 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Christie's, New York, 25 March 2004, lot 216
Saffronart, 6-8 December 2005, lot 17
Private Collection, UK

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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