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Ben Enwonwu

Portrait of a Woman

VAT reduced rate

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 9,000 GBP

Ben Enwonwu

Ben Enwonwu

Portrait of a Woman

Portrait of a Woman

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 9,000 GBP

Lot sold:

16,380

GBP

Ben Enwonwu

Nigerian

1917-1994

Portrait of a Woman


signed and dated Lagos 1952 (lower left); inscribed KOYE (on the reverse)

pastel on paper

50 by 35cm., 19½ by 13¾in.

The work is executed on card. The work is unframed.


On close inspection there are very minor tears, scattered minor abrasions and handling marks along the edges of the work. The work exhibits two horizontal creases running the width of the work. These creases measure approximately 350mm. The work exhibits minor tears within the upper crease, the first measuring approximately 100mm (to the left-hand framing edge) and the most severe measuring approximately 30mm (to the right-hand framing edge). There appears to be minor lifting of pigment within the lower crease, however, these appear stable. 


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Acquired directly from the artist in Nigeria, c. 1952-1954
Thence by descent