The present lot, titled Flowers, is an unusual subject choice for Souza. In a thematic oeuvre dominated by still-lifes composed of liturgical objects, Souza painted only a few still-lifes of flowers in vases, varying form and style with each painting. Some of these works, including the present lot, were academically informed paintings which experimented with colour and composition, and were a rare departure from Souza's otherwise scathing...
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EVENING SALE | LIVE AUCTION, MUMBAI
17 FEBRUARY 2017
Rs 60,00,000 - 80,00,000
$90,910 - 121,215
F N Souza
Signed and dated 'Souza 61' (upper left); inscribed and dated 'FLOWERS / F N SOUZA / 1961' (on the reverse)
23.75 x 30 in (60.6 x 76.2 cm)
Estate of Francis Newton Souza
Christie's, London, 9 June 2010, lot 6
Property from an Eminent Private Collection, New Delhi
Style: Still Life
Height of Figure: 6'