Flower Study, oil on board, signed and dated '50 lower left, framed, 78.2 x 62.2cm (30 13/16 x 24 1/2in).
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Exhibited: Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Bombay, April 1951.
It has been confirmed by the artist that this work was painted in Paris in 1950 and was sold at the artist's first solo exhibition which took place in the 'Prince's Room' in the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Bombay in April 1951.
Flower Study is one of the earliest works by the artist to be offered at auction and shows the influence of the Parisian Impressionist painters on the young Sabavala.