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F N Souza
Untitled (after Titian's Venus of Urbino and Manet's Olympia)


Painted by Souza in 1961, the present lot suggests a subversion of the iconic painting, Venus of Urbino by Italian Renaissance artist Titian. Titian's 1538 Renaissance painting depicts the Roman Goddess Venus reclining on a plush bed in a luxurious palace, with attendants in the background. Souza retains every element of Titian's work down to the smallest detail-the sheets and pillows on the bed, the attendants in the background, the...



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  Lot 61 of 109  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
8-9 JUNE 2016

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$186,000
Rs 1,22,76,000

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F N Souza
Untitled (after Titian's Venus of Urbino and Manet's Olympia)
Signed and dated 'Souza 61' (centre right); signed and dated again 'F. N. SOUZA /1961' (on the reverse)
1961
Oil on board
24 x 30 in (61 x 76.2 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Ragnar Zedell, Stockholm
Christopher P Wood, London
Private Collection, London
Sotheby's, London, 24 May 2007, lot 48
Private Collection, UK

EXHIBITED:
Modern Indian Paintings, London: Grosvenor Gallery, 17-25 February 2005

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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