International Art

June 09, 2009

LOT 213

Lot 213

Muhammed Abdur Rahman Chughtai (1894-1975)

Muhammed Abdur Rahman Chughtai (1894-1975)
Lot 213 Details
Muhammed Abdur Rahman Chughtai (1894-1975), Pakistani


Watercolour; signed lower left; titled, dated “circa 1940’s” and certified by the artist’s son, Arif Rahman Chughtai in 2008 and stamped by the Chughtai Museum Trust, Lahore Pakistan verso. Unframed.
15.5" x 15" — 39.4 x 38.1 cm.

Estimate $20,000-$30,000

Realised: $25,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


According to the artist’s son this watercolour was executed after his father’s return from Europe in 1937 - 1938 where he began to incorporate a Western influence in his work. He began creating many more portrait studies, both male and female, this portrait study of a woman being a fine example from this period.


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LOT 213

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