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F N Souza
Portrait of Robert Wraight


Souza's drew and painted heads and human forms first in the late 1940s. They gradually transformed from the cross-hatching technique that became the hallmark of his early works, to loops, whorls and squiggles delineating the distorted visages of his subjects. The present lot is Souza's portrait of London-based art critic Robert Wraight, who wrote for The Tatler, the London Evening News and was the London salerooms' correspondent...



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  Lot 4 of 80  

ART AND COLLECTIBLES ONLINE AUCTION
27-28 JULY 2016

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Winning Bid
$7,848
Rs 5,17,968

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Portrait of Robert Wraight
Inscribed, signed and dated 'RW/ Souza/ 1964' (lower right)
1964
Pen and ink on paper pasted on paper
17 x 11 in (43.2 x 27.8 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Collection of Nicholas Treadwell from the mid 1960s
Private Collection, North India

PUBLISHED:
R Wraight, The Art Game, London: Leslie Frewin, 1965 (illustrated on frontispiece)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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