• South Asian Modern + Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 2299

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 82

    MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN (B. 1915)

    Untitled (Portrait of Jawaharlal Nehru, 1889-1964)

    Price Realised  

    MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN (B. 1915)
    Untitled (Portrait of Jawaharlal Nehru, 1889-1964)
    signed in Hindi and Urdu (upper left)
    oil on canvas laid on board
    28 7/8 x 15 5/8 in. (73.3 x 39.7 cm.)
    Painted circa 1964 - 65


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    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist in New Delhi, 1965

    The current owner was visiting India on her honeymoon in 1965 staying at the American Embassy as well as with Indira Gandhi, who was a family friend. Gandhi introduced the owners to Husain who struck a rapport with the young couple.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private Collection, Chicago