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F N Souza
Christ in a Village


Souza has referred frequently to the profound impact of the Roman Catholic Church on his life and art. For him, it is "...not its dogmas but its grand architecture and the splendour of its services...The wooden saints painted with gold and bright colours staring vacantly out of their niches. The smell of incense, and the enormous crucifix ..." (F N Souza, Words and Lines, London: Villiers, 1959, p. 10) In the present lot, Souza paints a...



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  Lot 51 of 65  

EVENING SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
13 MARCH 2018

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F N Souza
Christ in a Village
Signed and dated 'Souza 58' (lower right); inscribed and dated 'F. N. Souza/ CHRIST IN A VILLAGE-1958' (on the reverse)
1958
Oil on board
24 x 48 in (61 x 121.9 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Harold Kovner Collection, New York
Saffronart, 16-17 June 2010, lot 7
Property from an Important International Private Collection

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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