Syed Haider Raza (India, born 1922) Untitled (Parisian Landscape),
Lot 370
Syed Haider Raza
(India, born 1922)
Untitled (Parisian Landscape),
Sold for £64,900 (US$ 101,364) inc. premium

Lot Details
Syed Haider Raza (India, born 1922)
Untitled (Parisian Landscape), oil on canvas, signed and dated '59 lower right, inscribed RAZA p268 '59 15F rob1078 on reverse, framed, 64.9 x 54cm (25 9/16 x 21 1/4in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Private UK Collection; bought in Paris in 1960s, thence by descent.

    "The French countryside was new to me, and beautiful, and became the inspiration for my work. I visited Autun, Veselay and Chartres, and Avignon and Provence in my explorations into the French countryside and its architecture... But I was not in France to do Indian miniatures! I was here to experience French art, and to live it. One of the fundamental breakthroughs for me was that I began to paint in oils. This started me on an adventure involving ten to fifteen years of very intense work." (Sen, Geeti. Bindu: Space and Time in Raza's Vision. Media Transasia Ltd; New Delhi, 1997, p. 55 – 56.)
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