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BEN ENWONWU | POSTS AND TELEGRAPHS

BEN ENWONWU | POSTS AND TELEGRAPHS

BEN ENWONWU | POSTS AND TELEGRAPHS

BEN ENWONWU

Nigerian

1921-1994

POSTS AND TELEGRAPHS


signed and dated 1964 (lower right)

gouache

38 by 27cm., 15 by 10½in.

There are areas of minor surface loss located within the centre of the work where the orange gouache meets the dark blue gouache as well as in other places. There is a fold line (with minor associated loss) running vertically across the right side of the paper. Foxing/Acid discolouration visible on the reverse. Handful of black marks and masking tape to the reverse.


The paper exhibited light undulation and discolouration consistent with age. Uneven cut edges. Light wrinkles in places. Minor tears along edges. The work is adhered to the mount (which also exhibits acid discolouration) on all sides using an adhesive strip. The paper is lifting from this adhesive material along the right edge in places.


This work is framed.


Colours are true to catalogue illustration.


Further enquiries:

Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6323 if you have any questions regarding the present work.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Acquired by the present owner in 1994