International Art Auction

June 13, 2017

LOT 59
MUHAMMED ABDUR RAHMAN CHUGHTAI (1897-1975)
  • MUHAMMED ABDUR RAHMAN CHUGHTAI (1897-1975)
  • MUHAMMED ABDUR RAHMAN CHUGHTAI (1897-1975)

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MUHAMMED ABDUR RAHMAN CHUGHTAI (1897-1975), Pakistani

YOUNG BOY, CIRCA 1945

Watercolour over pencil on heavy paper; certified, titled and dated “Around 1945” by the artist’s son, Arif Chugthai in 2016 in Lahore, Pakistan and stamped by the Chughtai Museum Trust, Lahore, Pakistan verso. Unframed.
Sheet 22" x 18.5" — 55.9 x 47 cm.

Estimate $10,000-$15,000

Realised: $9,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

The artist’s son relates, “My father got married in the 1940s and was looking forward to children. At that time a number of works related to children were made including this work of a Young Boy. Chughtai executed a series of studies of young boys both in watercolour as well as etchings. The young boy in this work is wearing a Turkish Fez which was widely used at that time.”

Provenance:

Direct from the artist’s collection;
By descent to his son, Lahore, Pakistan