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M F Husain
Untitled (Mother Teresa)


"So animated, so brisk was her walk... I sat there aghast... looking at her, at her frail body bend at the back. She was in a coarse white cotton sari, worn in the Bengali style. Her face, her wrinkled skin was illuminated by an inner light." - M F HUSAIN

M F Husain's depiction of Mother Teresa as a faceless figure is more representational than realistic. In his work, she becomes a vehicle for conveying compassion, caring, and...



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  Lot 27 of 30  

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13 JULY 2021

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M F Husain
Untitled (Mother Teresa)
Signed 'Husain' (upper right)
1991
Acrylic on canvas
38.25 x 29.25 in (97 x 74 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist in Bombay, 1991
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Rackow (Henriette and Thomas Rackow lived in Bombay between 1989-1993 when the latter was positioned at Siemens. Through the city's then-mayor Murli Deora, they met the artist and acquired the present lot directly from him when he visited their home and painted it for them.)
Property from an Important Middle Eastern Private Collection

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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