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F N Souza
Head of a Woman


Souza's portraits and paintings of heads underwent gradual transformations over time, from the cross-hatching technique that became the hallmark of his early works, to the loops, whorls and squiggles which animated the distorted visages of his subjects. His technique demonstrates his versatility as a draughtsman, while offering a scathing commentary on what he saw as the hypocrisy of society, especially the clergy and members of the elite. In...



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  Lot 21 of 77  

EVENING SALE | LIVE AUCTION, MUMBAI
17 FEBRUARY 2017

Estimate
Rs 40,00,000 - 60,00,000
$60,610 - 90,910


Winning Bid
Rs 38,40,000
$58,182

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)

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ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Head of a Woman
Signed and dated 'Souza 61' (upper right); inscribed and dated 'F. N. SOUZA / 1961 / Head of a Woman'; bearing Grosvenor Gallery label (on the reverse)
1961
Oil on paper pasted on linen
30 x 22 in (76.2 x 55.9 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Collection of the artist
Private Collection, UK
Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Dubai

EXHIBITED:
Indian Modernist Landscapes, 1950-1970, Bakre / Ribeiro / Souza, London: Grosvenor Gallery, 2-25 November 2016

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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