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BEN ENWONWU | AGBOGHO MMUO

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

BEN ENWONWU | AGBOGHO MMUO

BEN ENWONWU | AGBOGHO MMUO

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Lot sold:

27,720

GBP

BEN ENWONWU

Nigerian

1917-1994

AGBOGHO MMUO


signed ‘BE’ and dated 1977 (lower right) 

oil on canvas

55.5 by 37.5cm., 21¾ by 14¾in.


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Structure: The canvas appears to be original and stable. Very minor dent in the canvas within the right hand centre section of the work. Only visbile on close inspection.


Surface: The work exhibits light networks of craquelure throughout, largely concentrated around the figure. There are a handful of minor areas of surface loss or abrasion. These areas can be found along the upper framing edge, within the upper and lower right-hand corners and in a handful of other places. The white paint on the exccess canvas on the reverse is flaking off.


UV Light: Inspection under UV light reveals no signs of restoration or repair.


Overall: The work appears to be in good condition. Would benefit from a light cleaning.


Please note this work is framed.


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Acquired directly from the artist

Thence by descent