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F N Souza
Victory


Souza`s forceful black lines and confrontational, sometimes brutal, imagery has often been associated with conflict. This painting, exceptionally rare as it is Souza`s only depiction of a ship, is similarly charged with tension. The vessel is supposed to be a tribute to the triumphant warship of Admiral Nelson, which served to defeat Napoleon at Trafalgar Square. As a child, Souza had been captivated with the latter`s legendary...

Souza`s forceful black lines and confrontational, sometimes brutal, imagery has often been associated with conflict. This painting, exceptionally rare as it is Souza`s only depiction of a ship, is similarly charged with tension. The vessel is supposed to be a tribute to the triumphant warship of Admiral Nelson, which served to defeat Napoleon at Trafalgar Square. As a child, Souza had been captivated with the latter`s legendary conquests and dynamic spirit. Consequently, the statue of Napoleon`s vanquisher, which he saw in London in the 1950s, moved him strangely. This painting was completed upon Souza`s return to Paris.



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  Lot 34 of 110  

AUCTION 2003 (DECEMBER)
1-4 DECEMBER 2003

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Winning Bid
$5,063
Rs 2,27,850

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Victory
Signed and dated in English (upper right)
1959
Oil on canvas
9 x 13 in (22.9 x 33 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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