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Designer/Artist; Manufacturer: Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002)
Markings: signed, marking(s); 1956
Country of Origin & Materials: Indian; board
Additional Information: Work is titled BLOND NUDE. Reference (similar subject matter and style): Francis Newton Souza: Bridging Western and Indian Modern Art, Aziz Kurtha, pg. 153. Provenance: The Estate of Michaele Vollbracht, Safety Harbor, Florida. Michaele Vollbracht (1947-2018) was an artist and fashion designer working both under his own name and for other designers, notably Bill Blass Limited, Geoffrey Beene and Donald Brooks. Vollbracht was the designer of Bloomingdale's famous Face Bag, and recipient of the 1980 Coty Award. His artwork has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Smithsonian Institution and is included in many private collections, among them former President Gerald Ford, Diane von Furstenberg, Elizabeth Taylor, and Paloma Picasso. {source: Wikipedia}
Dimensions(H,W,D): 30"h, 24.25"w; 37.75"h, 31.5"w frame


art: very good, wear and some small chips to margins, some craquelure and minute losses; frame: good, some wear, work sits loosely

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Francis Newton Souza Nude Figural Painting

Estimate $40,000 - $60,000
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