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    Sale 2025

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 149

    Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002)

    Ezra Pound

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    Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002)
    Ezra Pound
    signed, dated, inscribed and titled 'Souza 1960 Rome EZRA POUND' (upper left and center)
    ink on paper
    11 x 8½ in. (28 x 21.6 cm.)
    Drawn in 1960


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    "Met Ezra Pound in his rooms, in his ruins. He was stretched in bed and twitching in his arthritis. Then he rose and put on thick glasses, to take a good look at me. I am sure he saw Dante's inferno in my pock-marked face, or the backside of the moon...Made drawings of him." (Edwin Mullins, Souza, London, 1962, p. 78)

    Provenance

    Gift to the present owner by the artist


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ANNE AND EDWIN MULLINS


    Literature

    E. Mullins, Souza, London, 1962, p. 78, illustrated
    A. Kurtha, Francis Newton Souza, Bridging Western and Indian Modern Art, India, 2006, p. 78, illustrated