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Ben Enwonwu

Hausa Boy

Ben Enwonwu

Ben Enwonwu

Hausa Boy

Hausa Boy

Ben Enwonwu

Nigerian

1917-1994

Hausa Boy


signed and dated 1949 (lower right)

oil on board

30 by 40cm., 11¾ by 15¾in.

Framed: 37.5 by 47.5cm., 14¾ by 18¾in.

Structure: The work is executed on board and appears sturdy. This work is framed.


Surface: On close inspection there are areas of paint loss and minor flaking across the lower register of the work. These areas of paint loss are concentrated near the subject's left and right legs, the largest of which measures approximately 20mm. There appears to be a minor dent and associated cracking to the board in the upper quadrant of the work. There are also areas of gold paint near the framing edge, where the frames gold paint appears to have come into contact with the edge of the work. The work also exhibits minor surface dirt, and would benefit from profession clean.


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


Overall, the work appears to be in good and stable condition.


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Acquired directly from the artist
Thence by direct descent to the present owner