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F N Souza
Standing Nude


The present lot was painted in 1952, at the beginning of a period widely considered to be the peak of F N Souza's artistic career. It demonstrates his mastery over form, line and composition, and cements his skills as a draughtsman. Solidly rooted and dominating the board, this standing nude is fearless and defiant. Souza's thick, black lines outline her without excessive detail. A few years before leaving for England in 1949, Souza and Husain...



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  Lot 42 of 81  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
21 SEPTEMBER 2017

Estimate



Winning Bid
Rs 45,60,000
$72,381

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Standing Nude
Signed and dated 'Souza 1952' (upper right); inscribed and dated 'F.N. SOUZA/ STANDING NUDE/ 1952' (on the reverse)
1952
Oil on board
28.5 x 15.25 in (72.1 x 38.7 cm)

PROVENANCE
Originally acquired from Gallery One, circa 1950s
Private Collection, New Delhi

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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