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"But for art, man would die of boredom!"

Francis Newton Souza was born in 1924 in Saligao, Goa. After losing his father at a very young age and being afflicted by a serious bout of small pox, he vowed to go about life his own way. Souza was expelled for participating in the Quit India Movement while studying at the Sir J J School of Art in Mumbai. In 1947, he founded the Progressive Artists' Group along with S H Raza, M F...



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  Lot 5 of 138  

THE TIES THAT BIND: SOUTH ASIAN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
30 NOVEMBER-02 DECEMBER 2016

Estimate
$11,765 - 14,710
Rs 8,00,000 - 10,00,000


Winning Bid
$12,001
Rs 8,16,082

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza

a) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza 1950' (upper left)
1950
Pen and ink on paper
12.75 x 8 in (32.5 x 20.2 cm)
PROVENANCE:
Property from the Family of Francis Newton Souza
Christie's, London, 9 June 2011, lot 14 (Part of a set of three)
PUBLISHED:
Francesca Souza ed., F. N. Souza: Religion and Erotica, London: Barklem.com Print & Publishing, 2005, p. 27 (illustrated)

b) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza 1953' (upper right)
1953
Pen and ink on paper
10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.1 cm)
PROVENANCE:
Property from the Family of Francis Newton Souza
Christie's, London, 9 June 2011, lot 14 (Part of a set of three)
PUBLISHED:
Francesca Souza ed., F. N. Souza: Religion and Erotica, London: Barklem.com Print & Publishing, 2005, p. 76 (illustrated)

c) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza 1954' (upper left)
1954
Pen and ink on paper
10 x 8 in (25.5 x 20.2 cm)
PROVENANCE:
Property from the Family of Francis Newton Souza
Christie's, London, 9 June 2011, lot 14 (Part of a set of three)
PUBLISHED:
Francesca Souza ed., F. N. Souza: Religion and Erotica, London: Barklem.com Print & Publishing, 2005, p. 61 (illustrated)


d) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza 56' (upper right) and embossed 'Souza' (lower right)
1956
Pen and ink on paper pasted on Japanese tissue
8 x 10 in (20.2 x 25.1 cm)
PROVENANCE:
Bonhams, London, 3 May 2006, lot 9

e) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza 57' (upper right)
1957
Pen and ink on paper pasted on Japanese tissue
8 x 10 in (20.1 x 25.4 cm)
PROVENANCE:
Bonhams, London, 3 May 2006, lot 18

f) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza 61' (upper right)
1961
Pen and ink on paper
17 x 11 in (42.9 x 27.7 cm)
PROVENANCE:
Bonhams, London, 14 September 2006, lot 48

(Set of six)

Category: Drawing
Style: Figurative


 









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