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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE UK COLLECTION

Francis Newton Souza
GOAN LANDSCAPE
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 68,450 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE UK COLLECTION

Francis Newton Souza
GOAN LANDSCAPE
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 68,450 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art including Indian Miniature Paintings

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Francis Newton Souza
1924 - 2002
GOAN LANDSCAPE
Signed and dated  'Souza 1964' upper left, Bear Lane Gallery label on reverse
Oil on board
59 by 74.5 cm. (23 1/4 by 29 3/8 in.)
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Provenance

Acquired by the current owner's late husband in 1964 from Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford 

Catalogue Note

Souza's Goan heritage had a profound influence on his oeuvre. In 1959 in his publication of Words and Lines, Souza describes a typical Goan landscape,  'A beautiful country, full of rice fields and palm trees; whitewashed churches with lofty steeples; small houses with imbricated tiles, painted in a variety of colours. Glimpses of the blue sea. Red roads curving over hills and straight across padding fields. Morning is announced by the cock crowing; the approaching night by Angelus bells.'  His landscapes do not contain sentiment, they have an impulsive energetic quality
'The landscapes, architectonic with their 'cubic factors' are ultimately lyrical. There's an unrestrained enthusiasm, a liberty in the application of colour that is swiftly applied with a palette knife, creating smooth pulsating textures.' (Anthony Ludwig, Souza, New Delhi, Dhoomimal Gallery)

Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art including Indian Miniature Paintings

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London