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F N Souza
(1924 - 2002)

Ave Maria



F.N. Souza painted the present lot at the request of his wife, Maria, who had purchased a 1942 gouache with the same title, in Souza's first exhibition in Mumbai in 1945. She became his first collector and through the purchase of the original Ave Maria, she met Souza, worked with him and other senior Indian artists to galvanize the Progressive Artists’ Group, and later, as his wife, supported him financially in London until he achieved success,...



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  Lot 92 of 100  

SPRING AUCTION 2010
10-11 MARCH 2010

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Winning Bid
$87,688
Rs 39,45,938

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ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Ave Maria

Signed and Dated in English (upper left and verso)
1984
Oil on canvas
39.5 x 19.5 in (100.3 x 49.5 cm)

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Maria Souza, the artist`s wife, and thence by descent

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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