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F N Souza
St. John the Baptist


Souza`s interest in the Catholic Church, and its representative figures and objects, developed during his youth in Goa. Completely in awe of the ostentation of his religion, young Newton strongly believed that Christ was the only source of growth and salvation. Surviving a bout of smallpox made this belief even stronger, and eventually led him to study to enter the priesthood. Later, however, after Souza was expelled from his Jesuit high school...



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  Lot 8 of 130  

SUMMER AUCTION 2007
6-7 JUNE 2007

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$247,250
Rs 98,90,000

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ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
St. John the Baptist
Signed and dated in English (upper left)
1963
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
50 x 32.5 in (127 x 82.3 cm)

Exhibited and Published:
F.N. Souza: The Human and the Divine Predicament, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1964

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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