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F N Souza
Untitled (Seated Woman)


One of the reasons F N Souza produced nudes, according to art historian Edwin Mullins, was to flout moral conventions. His drive behind this was two-fold. His art stood in violent opposition to the self-righteous values of the Roman Catholic Church - an environment he grew up in during his childhood in Goa. Souza had also studied art in British India, where the puritanical Victorian values borrowed and adopted by his fellow countrymen rankled...



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  Lot 23 of 40  

WINTER LIVE AUCTION: MODERN INDIAN ART
8 DECEMBER 2020

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$11,400
Rs 8,32,200

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ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Untitled (Seated Woman)
Signed and dated 'Souza 62' (upper left)
1962
Gouache and ink on paper pasted on board
22.25 x 16.25 in (56.6 x 41.2 cm)

PROVENANCE
Formerly from the Estate of F N Souza
Christie's, New York, 18 March 2014, lot 25
Private Collection, London

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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