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F N Souza
(1924 - 2002)

Negress with Braids



By 1957, the year in which he painted the present lot, Souza had risen to fame in London's artistic and literary circles. His first one man exhibition at Victor Musgrave's Gallery One in 1955 was critically acclaimed, as were those that followed it, one of which included this painting. Speaking about his accomplishments at the time Geeta Kapur noted, "Souza was the first Indian artist to become something of a sensation in the West. For that...



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  Lot 67 of 80  

WINTER ONLINE AUCTION
12-13 DECEMBER 2011

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$146,400
Rs 73,20,000

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F N Souza
Negress with Braids

Signed and dated in English (upper right and verso)
1957
Oil on board
47.5 x 23.5 in (120.6 x 59.7 cm)


PROVENANCE:
Gallery One, London
Private Collection, United States


EXHIBITED AND PUBLISHED:
Souza 57, Gallery One, London, 1957

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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