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M F Husain
(1913 - 2011)

British Raj



The present lot belongs to Husain's Raj series of paintings which he began creating in the mid-1980s. In these, the artist offered his bemused take on colonial rule in India by exaggerating stereotypes as well as magnifying the vanities and eccentricities of various colonial figures.

"Typically in 'The Raj' series Husain simultaneously mimics two separate styles of colonial British-Indian painting: formal portraiture (using prominent...



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  Lot 9 of 40  

MODERN INDIAN ART
13 OCTOBER 2021

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Winning Bid
Rs 24,00,000
$32,432

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
British Raj

Signed 'Husain' (lower right)
Watercolour and acrylic on paper pasted on canvas pasted on plywood
30.5 x 22.75 in (77.5 x 57.7 cm)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New Delhi

EXHIBITED
The Story of a Jagged Line: The Art of M F Husain, Berlin: The Fine Art Resource, 8 September - 20 October 2000

PUBLISHED
The Story of a Jagged Line: The Art of M F Husain, Berlin: The Fine Art Resource, 2000, unpaginated (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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