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Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002)
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ANNE AND EDWIN MULLINS
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
Provenance
Gift to the present owner by the artist
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

Lot Essay

"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)
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