Signed and dated 'Souza 1975’ (upper right)
Acquired directly from the artist
Vinod Bhardwaj, Francis Newton Souza: Dhoomimal Gallery Collection, Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi, p. 196 (illustrated)
F.N. Souza stayed in Dubai for a few weeks in 1975 and was mostly dismissive of the local art scene. However, he spoke of being impressed by the simplicity and serenity of the Bedouin life, then started being overwhelmed by the new oil economy and the progress that came with it. During this brief visit, he depicted leaning minarets and lopsided buildings of a mosque drafted in a simple yet dextrous use of line.