Lot#23 || M.F Husain (1915 - 2011)
UNTITLED (King of Hearts) (circa 1950)

Oil on canvas
Signed and dated verso
23.20 x 17.70 in

Estimate   45,00,000 - ₹ 60,00,000

Acquired by Leslie Albion Squires, when he was Vice Consul at the American Consulate, Bombay, in 1950 - Thence by descent ; Private Collection, Delhi ; Private Collection, Bangalore
M.F. Husain's paintings from the 1950s demonstrate his sharp sense of design acquired from his early rendezvous with calligraphy. This early M.F. Husain painting reveals his artistic strength during his formative years and gives you a rare insight into the skills that would soon define his oeuvre.
Progressive Artists' Group Show, Mumbai, 1950
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