Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu M.B.E (Nigerian, 1917-1994) The Female Form
Lot 69
Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu M.B.E
(Nigerian, 1917-1994)
The Female Form
Sold for £ 110,000 (US$ 144,685) inc. premium

Africa Now

28 Feb 2018, 17:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu M.B.E (Nigerian, 1917-1994) The Female Form
Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu M.B.E (Nigerian, 1917-1994)
The Female Form
signed and dated 'BEN ENWONWU 1987' (lower right)
watercolour and gouache
74 x 54cm (29 1/8 x 21 1/4in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    A private collection, London.

    Literature
    Gbile Oshadipe, 'Master artist, Ben Enwonwu is 70', Lagos Life, (February, 1991), illustrated p.7.


    An article was published in the magazine, Lagos Life, to mark the occasion of Enwonwu's 70th birthday. The author referred to the artist as the "patriarch of Nigerian art", and "the measure with which other artists are judged". The present lot was illustrated in the paper as "one of Ben Enwonwu's renowned works".
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