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M F Husain
(1913 - 2011)

Padmini Mohini Shankhini



Over the course of his extensive career M.F. Husain returned several times to the female figure, depicting it in various contexts. Reflecting his upbringing and the early loss of his mother, these figures, like those in the present lot, offer straightforward tropes of womanhood, often connected to various ancient Indian myths and beliefs.

In this 1973 painting, for example, the artist refers to Padmini, Mohini and Shankhini, three...



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  Lot 24 of 70  

WINTER ONLINE AUCTION: MODERN INDIAN ART
18-19 DECEMBER 2012

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Rs 90,72,000
$171,170

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Padmini Mohini Shankhini

Signed and dated in English (lower right) and inscribed and dated in English (verso)
1973
Oil on canvas
32.5 x 39.5 in (82.6 x 100.3 cm)

PROVENANCE:
From an Important Indian Collection

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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