Signed, dated and inscribed 'Husain / 15.7.005 / London' (upper right)
Saffronart / Lot 37 / Summer Online Auction / Modern and Contemporary Indian Art / 16 - 17 June 2010
Saffronart / Lot 47 / Summer Online Auction / Modern and Contemporary Indian Art / 19 - 20 June 2012
Acquired from the above by the present owner
M.F. Husain incorporates animal forms to represent nature and embody their emotional, literary, and mythical associations in his works. The characters of his metaphors, the tiger, in this case, is not the subject of the painting, but the inspiring principle that it depicts. Much like a fable, he includes an animal form to reflect and enhance the mood of the human character as in this painting, successfully created visual poetry that has its rhythm, its symbolism, and its own sensuous and abstract connotations in the composition.