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    Sale 7674

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 October 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 22

    Louay Kayyali (Syrian, 1934-1978)

    Mother and Child

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Louay Kayyali (Syrian, 1934-1978)
    Mother and Child
    oil on canvas
    26 x 21¾in (66.2 x 55cm.)
    Painted circa 1960s


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    Throughout his career Kayyali often explored the theme of motherhood in his paintings, showing a mother with a single child in ways reminiscent of the motif of the Madonna and Child from Syrian icon painting. The present painting is an early example.

    Provenance

    Acquired from the artist by the present owner