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F N Souza
The Student


This work comes at a significant period in the life of Souza – at a time when Souza, as an Indian artist, was striving to make a name for himself critically and commercially in London. This piece was painted in 1956, a year after the artist finally broke into the London art scene with his first solo exhibition at Victor Musgrave’s Gallery One – a small space on Litchfield street. At this time, Souza’s autobiographical essay about Goa, Nirvana of...



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  Lot 16 of 77  

MODERN EVENING SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
15 FEBRUARY 2014

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Winning Bid
Rs 1,78,50,000
$292,623

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
The Student
Signed and dated in English (upper right and verso)
1956
Oil on board
47.5 x 23.5 in (120.6 x 59.7 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Private Collection, London
Collection of a Gentleman, India


EXHIBITED AND PUBLISHED:
F.N. Souza, Saffronart and Grosvenor Gallery, New York and London, 2008

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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