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Portrait of Jerome and Marcel, 1966

Oil on canvas
35 3/4 × 40 3/4 in
90.8 × 103.5 cm
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Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. Small spots of paint loss throughout, the largest a …

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Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. Small spots of paint loss throughout, the largest a quarter-sized spot in the center. Small areas of craquelure scattered throughout. Minor surface dirt and grime. New stretcher bars and keys. The painting was slightly reduced in size when restretched.
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Signed and dated lower left: Souza, Signed again twice, dated again, titled, inscribed and numbered verso: For Barbara Souza / No 9. … Read more
Francis Newton Souza
Indian, 1924–2002
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Francis Newton Souza was one of the first painters to achieve international recognition from a newly independent India, as well as a leading figure of its avant-garde movement. As a result of his time spent abroad, Souza’s style drew heavily from Expressionism and Art Brut. Often referred to as the “Indian Picasso”, Souza became known for his aggressive lines and thick application of color. He was fascinated with images of the sacred and the profane, and the boundary that divided them; his favorite subjects included the human figure, frequently depicted engaging in erotic acts and organized rituals of religion. Souza was also responsible for co-founding the Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group in 1947, which sought to encourage artists to depict Indian subject matter with Western Modernist styles.

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About the work
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John Moran Auctioneers

Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. Small spots of paint loss throughout, the largest a …

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Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. Small spots of paint loss throughout, the largest a quarter-sized spot in the center. Small areas of craquelure scattered throughout. Minor surface dirt and grime. New stretcher bars and keys. The painting was slightly reduced in size when restretched.
Blacklight: Small …

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Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed and dated lower left: Souza, Signed again twice, dated again, titled, inscribed and numbered verso: For Barbara Souza / No 9. … Read more
Francis Newton Souza
Indian, 1924–2002
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Francis Newton Souza was one of the first painters to achieve international recognition from a newly independent India, as well as a leading figure of its avant-garde movement. As a result of his time spent abroad, Souza’s style drew heavily from Expressionism and Art Brut. Often referred to as the “Indian Picasso”, Souza became known for his aggressive lines and thick application of color. He was fascinated with images of the sacred and the profane, and the boundary that divided them; his favorite subjects included the human figure, frequently depicted engaging in erotic acts and organized rituals of religion. Souza was also responsible for co-founding the Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group in 1947, which sought to encourage artists to depict Indian subject matter with Western Modernist styles.

Portrait of Jerome and Marcel, 1966

Oil on canvas
35 3/4 × 40 3/4 in
90.8 × 103.5 cm
Bidding closed
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