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    Sale 7802

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    29 April 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 134

    Mahmoud Said (Egyptian, 1897-1964)

    Une Maison

    Price Realised  


    Mahmoud Said (Egyptian, 1897-1964)
    Une Maison
    signed and dated 'M.SAID 1922' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    8¼ x 14in. (20.6 x 35.5cm.)
    Painted in 1922

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    Born in 1900, Giuseppe Sebasti (1900-1961) was a painter who studied in Rome. He had spent part of his childhood in Egypt and returned there in 1924, where he stayed until his death in 1961. Sebasti became close friends with some of the most famous Egyptian artists, such as Mahmoud Said (1897-1964), as well as Ragheb Ayad (1892-1982). In 1935, Sebasti participated in founding the "Atelier", a circle of artists and writers which soon became the pivotal point of culture in Alexandria.

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    Giuseppe Sebasti, Italy & Egypt, a gift from the artist
    Thence by descent to the present owner.

    Pre-Lot Text