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PROPERTY OF JAMES CARMIN

Maqbool Fida Husain
(b. 1915)
HORSE WITH RAISED FORELEG
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 180,000 USD
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PROPERTY OF JAMES CARMIN

Maqbool Fida Husain
(b. 1915)
HORSE WITH RAISED FORELEG
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 180,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Maqbool Fida Husain
(b. 1915)
HORSE WITH RAISED FORELEG
Signed 'Husain' lower right and further signed in Devanagari and Urdu lower right
Oil on canvas
52 by 28 in. (132 by 71.1 cm.)
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Catalogue Note

The horse in Indian mythology symbolizes the sun, because seven horses pulled the chariot of the sun god Surya.  Husain, it seems, has adopted the horse as his own vahan, or vehicle and it is one of his most enduring themes.  The artist once said, 'Art has to evolve from your very being, like my horses are classical, because I see them as ageless and immortal.  They draw chariots in the great epics, they stand proudly in the poorest stables, they are embodiments of strength like the dragons of China.' (Husain in conversation with Khalid Mohammed, 2002). 

Indian Art Including Miniatures & Modern Indian Paintings

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