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M F Husain
(1913 - 2011)

Untitled



This 1950 portrait of a tribal girl by M.F. Husain represents the artist's formative period, underscoring the early crystallization of his artistic strengths and the idiom that would soon come to define his body of work. Painted a year before the artist's large, seminal canvas, 'Man', this work was acquired from the artist by Emanuel Schlesinger, and formed part of his large collection of modern Indian art.

A Jewish intellectual who...



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  Lot 2 of 80  

SPRING ART AUCTION
28-29 MARCH 2012

Estimate



Winning Bid
Rs 39,12,552
$79,848

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Untitled

Signed and dated in English (upper right)
1950
Oil on paper pasted on board
20 x 12 in (50.8 x 30.5 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Formerly in the Collection of Emanuel Schlesinger

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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