Signed and dated 'Souza 98' (centre left)
Acquired directly from the artist
Vinod Bhardwaj, Francis Newton Souza: Dhoomimal Gallery Collection, Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi, p. 371 (illustrated)
F.N. Souza developed a technique of chemically altering images late in his career, which he called chemical alterations or chemical drawings. Using this technique, he would draw over glossy pages of magazines that he would bleach out using chemicals in an attempt to make a connection between the magazine and his very own scribbling over it. These chemically altered works frequently involved pornographic imagery and indicated a more laidback aspect of his work - a respite from the execution of a full-blown painting.