Bruneau's July 23 auction will kick off with paintings by Indian artists Maqbool Hussain, B. Prabha
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers' online-only Antiques & Fine Art auction on Thursday, July 23rd, will kick off with vibrant paintings by Indian artists Maqbool Fida Hussain (1913-2011) and B. Prabha (1933-2001). They'll be followed by 317 quality lots.
By: Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Lot 1 is a Modernist-Cubist watercolor painting by Maqbool Fida Hussain (often called "the Picasso of India"), depicting a galloping golden horse illuminated by the sun with a floating hand. The work, 20 inches by 30 inches (sight), is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Hussain's son, Shafat, stating it was done in 2002. The painting should hit $8,000-$12,000.
Lot 2 is an oil on canvas Portrait of a Young Woman by B. Prabha, who entered the art world when few Indian women were involved professionally, and worked on over 50 exhibitions inside and outside of India. The portrait is of a beautiful Indian woman with red top, yellow Ghoonghat and gold hoop earrings. The 19 ¾ inch by 15 ¾ inch canvas has an estimate of $7,000-$10,000.
"Man, is this an action-packed catalog," enthused Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and the firm's Director of Pop Culture. "From modern Indian art to Qing Dynasty porcelain, I'm sure there will be a large crowd bidding online."
The Qing Dynasty porcelain Mr. Landry referred to includes a Chinese famille rose plaque that's exceptionally well painted and depicts two figures with a calligraphic poem and signatures. The plaque measures 17 ½ inches by 10 ¼ inches and has some very light wear to the faint details but is otherwise in very good overall condition. The plaque is expected to finish at $2,000-$4,000.
Returning to fine art, a colorful egg tempera on paper depiction of an angelic figure in abstract by David Clyde Driscoll (Md./Washington, D.C., 1931-2020), titled Masked Angel on verso, 14 ½ inches by 12 ½ inches (22 inches by 20 inches framed), is estimated to fetch $3,000-$5,000. David Clyde Driscoll studied with James A. Porter, for whom he accredits his notable career.
Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com and bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com, plus the mobile app "Bruneau & Co." on iTunes or GooglePlay. Phone and absentee bids will also be taken. The auction will start promptly at 6 pm Eastern time.
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