Dynamic Cubist painting by Maqbool Fida Husain (India, 1915-2011) brings $43,750 in Bruneau auction

The monotone composition of gray, black and white was the expected top lot of the auction and it did not disappoint, selling within estimate. The auction – 333 lots in all – featured a fine single-owner collection of antiques and collectibles.
By: Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
 
 
Dynamic Cubist oil painting by Maqbool Fida Husain
Dynamic Cubist oil painting by Maqbool Fida Husain
CRANSTON, R.I. - Oct. 18, 2021 - PRLog -- A dynamic oil on canvas Cubist horse painting by the Indian artist Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011) sold for $43,750 in Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers' Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction held Thursday, September 30th. The monotone composition of gray, black and white was the expected top lot of the auction and it did not disappoint, selling within estimate.

The painting depicted a rider on the back of a wild horse. Impressive at 46 inches by 24 inches (sight, less frame), the work came with a certificate of authenticity from Husain's son, Shafat. "It was exciting for us to handle an oil on canvas by the artist and that the painting ended up in a local Rhode Island collection," said Kevin Bruneau, the president of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers.

Internet bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the Bruneau mobile app. Following are more highlights from the auction. Prices include a 25 percent buyer's premium.

An exceptional 19th century Chinese embroidered silk textile, a large polychromatic embroidered silk example of the finest stitching of gold thread, 68 inches by 32 inches (sight, less frame), rose to $25,000. The textile, which utilized forbidden stitch, depicted men, women and peacocks in a garden over white silk.

A Caille Brothers Eclipse 25-cent slot machine, manufactured in Chicago around 1904, went to a determined bidder for $18,750. It was a 63-inch-tall upright floor wheel model having an oak cabinet with a glass front and decorated with cherubs framed by Corinthian columns and ornate acanthus leaves and fine figural metal work throughout. .

"It was great to see the action happening on the single-owner section with the surprises of the textile along with the slot machines," said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and the firm's Director of Pop Culture.

Bruneau & Co. has a full slate of auctions lined up for the remainder of 2021, to include:
  • Oct. 27 – Comic Books & TCG (Trading Card Games) at 6 pm Eastern.
  • Nov. 6-7 – Video Games (at the Retro World Expo in Hartford, Conn.)
  • Nov. 15 – Estates Fine Art & Antiques, at 6 pm Eastern.
  • Nov. 20 – Historic Arms & Militaria catalog auction, at 10 am Eastern.
  • Dec. 11 – Comic, TCG, Toy & Sports Memorabilia catalog auction, 10 am Eastern
To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, visit www.bruneauandco.com.

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