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M F Husain
(1913 - 2011)

Untitled (John Bull)





"All forms of art are born from one's roots"

Maqbool Fida Husain was born in 1913 in Pandharpur, Maharashtra. A self-taught artist, he came to Mumbai in 1937, determined to become a painter. In 1948, he was invited by F N Souza to join the Progressive Artists ' Group.

Husain began his career by painting billboards for feature films and making furniture designs and toys, to earn a living. When took up...



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  Lot 11 of 65  

EVENING SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
13 MARCH 2018

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Rs 14,40,000
$22,500

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ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Untitled (John Bull)

Inscribed, dated and signed 'London/ june '85/ Husain' (lower right)
1985
Watercolour, marker and pencil on handmade paper
29.25 x 21.5 in (74.5 x 54.5 cm)

PUBLISHED:
Sumathi Ramaswamy, "Husain's Raj: Visions of Empire and Nation," Marg, Vol. 67 No. 4, Mumbai: Marg Publications, June 2016, p. 33 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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