Francis Newton Souza (India, 1924-2002) Head of a Man
ink on paper, signed and dated '56 upper right, stamped lower right, framed 25.5 x 20.5 cm.
Provenance: Private UK collection; acquired directly from the artist.
A quintessential Souza head, embodying some of his classic trademarks: ellipse-shaped 'eyes in the brow the better to see with the brain', as he put it, and the technique of cross-hatching, as expressed in Words and Lines (1959): 'The lines cross and divide each other or remain undivided or uncrossed. They form and transform into many forms.'