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Oil on canvas. Featuring a portrait of a man. Signed BEN ENWONWU and inscribed 1971 on the lower right corner. Inscribed purchased from artist 1976 for N. 550 by Doctor of medicine, psychiatrist from Dublin, Ireland / Dr. Femi Banjo on verso. Also inscribed original oil on canvas. Inscribed Ben Enwonwu / 1917-1994 / Nigerian painter and sculpture. Attributed to Ben Enwonwu (1921-1994, Nigerian). 53 x 41 cm (21 x 16 inches). PROVENANCE: This lot carries limited provenance from a Private British estate


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Ben Enwonwu Nigerian Modernist OOC Portrait 1971

Estimate $1,500 - $2,500Dec 19, 2019
Starting Bid $500
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