21 May 2007
Francis Newton Souza (1924 - 2002)
Untitled (Reclining Nude)
signed and dated 'Souza 56' (upper right)
gouache on paper
20 x 26¼in. (50.8 x 66.7cm.)
Painted in 1956
Acquired directly by the present owner's father in the early 1960s.
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Compare to a work of similar size, medium and date formerly in the collection of Ragnar Zedell, sold at Christie's New York, 20 Sep 2006, Lot 92.
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