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F N Souza
Untitled (Night Landscape with Flowering Trees)


Considered to be one of India's greatest Modernists, F N Souza rose to international fame in the mid-1950s while living and working in post-war London. It was during this period that the subjects of his paintings grew to extend beyond landscapes and portraits as he embraced the sacred and the profane through images that were erotically charged, sometimes bordering on the edge of violence.

His unrestrained style of painting created...



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  Lot 15 of 30  

SUMMER LIVE AUCTION
13 JULY 2021

Estimate



Winning Bid
Rs 5,04,00,000
$685,714

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Untitled (Night Landscape with Flowering Trees)
Signed and dated 'Souza 56' (lower right)
1956
Oil on board
23.5 x 47.75 in (60 x 121 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired from Mr. Ragnar Zedell, Stockholm (Ragnar Zedell was one of Souza's earliest patrons in Stockholm in the early 1960's)
Private Collection, Sweden
Christie's, New York, 30 March 2006, lot 80
Property of a Gentleman, New Delhi

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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