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Ben Enwonwu

Young Woman in Blue

Estimate:

70,000

to
- 90,000 GBP

Ben Enwonwu

Ben Enwonwu

Young Woman in Blue

Young Woman in Blue

Estimate:

70,000

to
- 90,000 GBP

Lot sold:

88,200

GBP

Ben Enwonwu

Nigerian

1917-1994

Young Woman in Blue


signed (lower right)

oil on canvas

81.5 by 44.5cm., 32 by 17½in.

Framed: 91 by 55cm., 35¾ by 21¾in.

Framed. Canvas is lined. 


Scattered areas of minor surface loss to the extremities. Networks of craquelure in places which appear to have been stabilized. (ex: blue dress, figure's neck and face) 


Inspection under UV light exhibits areas of overpainting throughout. Examples of this include within and around the figure's face and arm as well as around the artist's signature. Further examples can be seen within, and to the right, of the figure's neck and chest, as well as along the upper and right framing edge. 


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Acquired directly from the artist
Thence by descent
Lagos, Exhibition Hall, The Marina, Exhibition of Paintings and Wood Carvings by Ben C. Enwonwu, 31 December 1943-15 January 1944, possibly titled 'Ada'