Lot Content

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN (B. 1915)
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PETER M. GARDNER
MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN (B. 1915)

Bronzed Nude

Details
MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN (B. 1915)
Bronzed Nude
signed in Hindi (upper right); inscribed 'BRONZED NUDE M.F. HUSAIN J-20, Jungpura extn. New Delhi'; bearing artist's label 'M.F. HUSAIN 73, Warden Road, Bombay 26. Title BRONZED NUDE Year 1961 Size 39" x 25"'; also bearing Kunika Chemould Art Centre label (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
39 1/8 x 25 in. (99.4 x 63.5 cm.)
Painted in 1961
Provenance
I bought the painting from New Delhi's Kunika Chemould Gallery in 1967. Husain had painted some half a dozen nudes in the early 1960s, the others all reclining I believe. This one was different. The orientation of the artist's Urdu signature, the way dimensions were listed on the back, and the composition suggested that the figure was standing. Nevertheless, when I had an opportunity to talk with Husain about the painting, he surprised me by choosing to view the piece horizontally. It has been hung both his preferred way and mine over time. (Correspondence with Mr. Peter M. Gardner)

Condition report

If you wish to view the condition report of this lot, please sign in to your account.

Sign in
View condition report
;

More from South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

View All
View All