Untitled (Head Of A Priest)
Artwork: Untitled (Head Of A Priest)
Size: 41.1 x 33.1 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1959
Marks: Signed and dated 'Souza 59' center left and further signed and dated 'F.N. Souza 59' on the stretcher on the reverse
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Collection of Harold Kovner, New York; Gifted by the previous to Susan Seifert in New York circa 1962; Harold Kovner and his brother Sidney Kovner were close friends with Susan Seifert's parents. They vacationed together at the Siefert summer home in Pleasantville, as well as the Kovner's Florida home in the winter, where Sidney Kovner had a sprawling house on the beach; Around the spring of 1962, Susan Seifert, her parents and sister visited Harold Kovner in his apartment on Central Park West. Ms. Siefert had just begun to discover the joys of drawing and painting and since Harold was a patron of the arts, her parents told him of her interest. As they were leaving the apartment, he went to a corner of the room in which stacks of canvases leaned against the wall. He selected one of the paintings, (the current lot), and gave it to her as a parting gift

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2018-03-19
Lot Number: 32