Modern & Contemporary African Art | and CCA Lagos Benefit Auction

Modern & Contemporary African Art | and CCA Lagos Benefit Auction

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Jimoh Akolo

Islamic Scholars in Preparation

Lot Closed

March 22, 04:10 PM GMT


7,000 - 9,000 GBP

Lot Details


Jimoh Akolo



Islamic Scholars in Preparation

signed and dated 1962 (lower left)

oil on canvas laid to board

73 by 132cm., 28¾ by 52in.

framed: 75 by 134cm., 29½ by 52¾in.

The Collection of Dennis Duerden

The Langton Gallery, London

Private Collection

Bonhams, Modern and Contemporary African Art, London, 8 October 2020, Lot 7

Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

London, Commonwealth Institute, Jimo Akolo, 1964 (probably)

Jimoh Akolo was a founding member of the Nigerian Zaria Art Society (1958-62), along with Yusuf Grillo and Bruce Onobrakpeya. Akolo studied under the tutelage of Dennis Duerden, author of The Invisible Present and former education officer in the Nigerian Colonial Service.

The reverse of the work exhibits a label bearing the inscription Duerden JAN68 as well as a paper receipt adhered to the back from Langton Gallery dated to 19 May 1973.