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Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002)

Untitled (Self Portrait); Untitled (Woman); Untitled (Portraits of Shakespeare);

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Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002)
Untitled (Self Portrait); Untitled (Woman); Untitled (Portraits of Shakespeare);
each signed and dated 'Souza 64'
ink on paper
11 5/8 x 8¼ in. (29.5 x 20.8 cm)
Self Portrait; Woman
8 x 4 7/8 in. (20.2 x 12.5 cm)
Portraits of Shakespeare
Executed in 1964
Set of six drawings (6)
Provenance
Gift from the artist to his then mother-in-law Joan Scholfield, following his 1964 marriage to Barbara Zinkant;
Thence by descent to the present owner
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Lot Essay

According to Barbara Zinkant, Souza's wife at the time: "The drawings were really quick sketches, done when we were having tea with my sister who lived and worked in Stratford-Upon-Avon. While there, I remember he [Souza] made the comment that Shakespeare seems to have lived or worked in every old house in this town. Francis had a tremendous gift for these very clean line drawings. Watching him, I was always amazed at how quickly and effortlessly he worked. (Correspondence, 30 March 2009)
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