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Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art / Anwar Jalal Shemza (British Pakistani, 1928-1985) The Orchard

Lot 7
Anwar Jalal Shemza
(British Pakistani, 1928-1985)
The Orchard
24 May 2022, 13:00 BST
London, New Bond Street

Sold for £12,750 inc. premium

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Anwar Jalal Shemza (British Pakistani, 1928-1985)

The Orchard
signed 'Shemza' and dated '1974' in Urdu lower right
ink and gouache on paper
39 x 52cm (15 3/8 x 20 1/2in).


Private Collection, UK;
Acquired from the artist by the vendor who is a family member.

There are three labels' on the reverse with the artist's wife's name and address (77 Newport Road, Stafford, ST16 1DB, England, Telephone number: 0785227438), the title, medium, framed and unframed dimensions and the price (£5).

This lot resembles Shemza's Apple Tree series, where plant like forms are part of a landscape, the plants firmly rooted to the earth, with the sky above. A work from the Apple Tree Series dating from 1962, The Apple Tree will be featured as part of the Tate Liverpool's major exhibition, Radical Landscapes, which runs from the 5th May - 4th September 2022. The exhibition explores connections to the rural landscapes of Britain and will incorporate over 150 works from the diverse communities that make up Britain.

Saleroom notices

Please note that the image that appears on lot 7, is the image for lot 8, 'The Walls of Lahore.' The image of lot 8 is the correct image for this lot, 'The Orchard.'

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