MALANGATANA NGWENYA | FOME
5,000 to - 7,000 GBP
signed and dated 1962 (lower right)
oil on canvas
59 by 38cm., 23¼ by 15in.
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Structural Condition: The canvas board appears sturdy and stable in its frame.
Surface: The surface of the work is clean but exhibits faint discoloration. There are minor paint cracks in places on the surface, with an area of minor paint loss in the lower right quadrant of the work, below one of the figures (approximately 10mm), only visible on close inspection.
UV Light: Inspection under UV light shows possible residue and uneven fluorescence, but no obvious signs of retouching or restoration.
Summary: Overall the work appears to be in a good and stable condition.
Please note this work is cased in a wooden frame.
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Private Collection, Mozambique
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2015
Maputo, Gallery Hoyasi, 2004-2005