Signed and dated 'Souza 92’ (upper right)
Acquired directly from the artist
Vinod Bhardwaj, Francis Newton Souza: Dhoomimal Gallery Collection, Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi, p. 321 (illustrated)
Produced in 1992, the current lot is one of the most colorful works F.N. Souza produced. He depicted here an area full of rich green foliage and flowers reminiscent of his native Goa, which he visited and remembered fondly for its simplicity and tranquility. Using a light palette of colors, Souza rendered a bountiful and lush floral garden against blue skies. Airy and bright, this piece is utterly different from the gloomy works that he produced in his earlier years in London.