THE MAHMOUD SAÏD PROJECT
CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ

NEW FINDINGS
SINCE THE CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ WAS PUBLISHED

 

WORKS NOT RECORDED - NOT ILLUSTRATED

SANS TITRE (chevaux galopant)

Signed 'M.SAÏD' (lower right)
pen and India ink and wash on paper

12 x 17cm. (4.3/4 x 6.5/8in.)
Executed circa 1940s.

Provenance: Samiha Hanem Riad (the artist's wife); Mahmoud Abdou, Alexandria (acquired from the latter); Samiha Abdou (Galerie Smile), Alexandria (by descent from the latter); Khalaf Tayeh, Alexandria (acquired from the latter); Nadia Khalaf, Cairo (the latter's wife).

To be recorded as n° D 360bis in the forthcoming supplement to the catalogue raisonné

SANS TITRE (chevaux galopant)

Signed 'M.SAÏD' (lower right)
pen and India ink and wash on paper

15.3 x 29cm. (6 x 11.3/8in.)
Executed circa 1940s.

Provenance: Samiha Hanem Riad (the artist's wife); Mahmoud Abdou, Alexandria (acquired from the latter); Samiha Abdou (Galerie Smile), Alexandria (by descent from the latter); Malak Nour El Din, Alexandria, thence by descent to the present owner.

To be recorded as n° D 360ter in the forthcoming supplement to the catalogue raisonné

Profil d'un homme au turban

Signed 'M.SAÏD' (lower right)

Pencil on paper
Unknown dimensions
Current owner: Ethnographic Museum, Cairo (109 Al Kasr Al Aini, Cairo 1)

Literature: probably La Semaine Egyptienne, Cahiers des peintres et des sculpteurs de l'Egypte moderne, n°1: Mahmoud Saïd,
31 January 1936, n°7 (not illustrated; titled 'Dessins (crayon)').

To be recorded as n° D 160bis in the forthcoming supplement to the catalogue raisonné

Courtesy Yasmine Dorghamy, Cairo

Courtesy Safarkhan Gallery, Cairo

Portrait d'une femme, 1918

Signed and dated 'M.SAÏD 25.12.18' (lower right)
Pencil on paper
26 x 19cm. (10.1/4 x 7/12in.)
Current owner: Karim Wissa, Cairo, acquired from Safarkhan Gallery in the early 1990's.

Provenance: Samiha Abdou, Alexandria; Safarkhan Gallery, Cairo, acquired from the latter.

Note: it is thought that the sitter might be a nanny employed in the Saïd/Mazloum family and she appears to be the same woman depicted in cat. rais. ref. D333, which would suggest that the latter is dated earlier than what was suggested in the catalogue raisonné.

To be recorded as n° D 4bis in the forthcoming publications

Portrait of Mohamed Pacha Saïd (esquisse), late 1920's

Oil on board
22 x 25cm. (8.5/8 x 9.7/8in.)
Private collection

Provenance: Ismaïl Mazloum (the artist's cousin), Cairo (a gift from the artist) thence by descent; sale, Christie's Dubai, 18 March 2017, lot 19.

To be recorded as n° P 51bis in forthcoming pulications

Copyright Christie's Images Ltd. 2017
 
WORKS PREVIOUSLY RECORDED - BUT NOT ILLUSTRATED
 

  Recto                                                  Verso                              

Courtesy Valérie Didier-Hess

D 370
Nu assis sur un divan (recto)
Nu assis (verso), 1950

Pencil on paper
50 x 30cm. (19.5/8 x 11.3/4in.)
Signed, dated and inscribed ‘A mon excellent ami Boctor. Mahmoud 1950’ (lower left; recto)
Private collection, Cairo

Provenance: Gabriel Boctor, Cairo (a gift from the artist)

 
WORKS PREVIOUSLY ONLY ILLUSTRATED IN BLACK AND WHITE
 

             

© Christie's Images Ltd., 2017

P 324
HANEM, 1951

Oil on canvas
72 x 56cm. (28.3/8 x 22in.)
Signed and dated ‘M.SAÏD 1951’ (lower right);
signed, titled an dated 'MAHMOUD SAÏD HANEM 1951' and in Arabic on the reverse
Private collection

Provenance: Mr. Tchakedjian, Cairo (acquired directly from the artist), thence by descent; sale, Christie's London, 25 October 2017
Exhibitions: Alexandria, 1960, n°59 (not illustrated)
Literature: Dawastashy, 1997b, n° 234 (icon p. 307); Al-Shafei, 2012, fig. 203

Note : to be sold at auction: Christie's London, 25 October 2017 (lot tbc)

 
ERRATA
 

P 276
Négresse au divan rouge, 1948

Oil on board 49 x 37 cm
Signed “M. SAÏD” (lower left); signed, titled and dated “MAHMOUD SAÏD ‘NÉGRESSE AU DIVAN ROUGE’ 1948” (on the reverse)
Private collection

Provenance: Henri El Kayem, Alexandria, by 1951.
Note: The provenance mentioned above was taken from the Guezireh Exhibition Catalogue of the 1951 retrospective but Henri El Kayem’s family does not recall this work being part of the latter’s collection. The present work was originally in the collection of Mahmoud Younes.

P 230
Grand nu à la rose, 1936

Oil on canvas (?)
70 x 100cm. (27.1/2 x 39.3/8in.)
Signed and dated “M. SAÏD 1936” (lower right)

Private collection, Cairo.

Provenance: King Farouk I & Queen Farida (Safinaz Zulficar, the artist’s niece), Cairo.
Exhibitions: possibly Alexandria, 1942.

  
Madame Sherifa Baghat El Batanouni standing in front of the portrait of her mother Fardous Hamada. Her grandfather Baghat Batanouni Bey commissioned the portrait to the artist in 1923.
Courtesy Baghat El-Batanouni Estate.

P 72
Portrait de Mme Batanouni Bek (Fardous Hamada),
1923

Oil on canvas 80 x 70 cm
Signed and dated “M. SAÏD 1923” (lower left)
The Halim Family Museum of Time & Glass, Chicago

Provenance: Baghat Bek El Batanouni and Fardous Hamada, Alexandria (a gift from the artist); Sherif El-Batanouni, Alexandria (by descent from the latter); sale, Sotheby’s London, 25 April 2017, lot 35.
Literature: La Semaine Égyptienne, 1936a, no. 84 (not illustrated, titled Portrait de Mme Batanouni Bek).

P 843

Erratum A126: Mahmoud Said, his daughter Nadia and her husband Dr. Hassan Elkhadem, early 1960s.

 

 

 

NEW FINDINGS - ARCHIVES
 
Letter addressed to Mahmoud Said Bek
from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Egypt) dated 9 April 1939 requesting the submission of invoices for artworks purchased by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Egyptian Legation in Washington

Article in French
Mahmoud Saïd & Georges Henein published: Aimé Azar,
"Georges Henein, essayiste",
in La Voix de l'Orient,
7 January 1954, n°266, p. 2.

Mahmoud Saïd at the Mixed Tribunals of Egypt.
Mahmoud Saïd, aged 28, then chief prosecutor at the Mixed Tribunals of Mansourah, Egypt, with fellow Belgian judge Maurice de Wée (then Vice-president at the Mixed Tribunals of Mansourah whose portrait Saïd painted, cat. ref. P 79, Vol. I; seated first row, second from the right) and Ahmed Bey Mazloum (judge at the Mixed Tribunals of Mansourah, whose portrait Saïd painted, cat. ref. P 7, Vol. I ; seated first row, first from the right).
Photograph published in : Livre d’or du cinquantenaire des tribunaux de la réforme : Les juridictions mixtes d’Egypte 1876-1926 sous le patronage du Conseil de l’Ordre des avocats, published by the Journal des tribunaux mixtes, Alexandrie, February 1926, p. 194


© J. Bouboulis

 

 

 

WHERE TO SEE MAHMOUD SAID IN THE WORLD ?
 

Le chat blanc (esquisse), 1948

Currently exhibited at the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris: ‘100 Masterpieces of Modern & Contemporary Arab Art: The Barjeel Collection’, from 28th February to 2nd July 2017.

 

 

 

 

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Portrait of Sherifa El Batanouni purchased by the Halim Family. Museum of Time & Glass in Chicago soon to be opened in 2017 http://www.thenational.ae/blogs/the-art-blog/sothebys-middle-eastern-art-week-comes-to-a-successful-close-in-london
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