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Oil on canvas. Featuring a portrait of a matriarch with two children. Signed BEN ENWONWU and inscribed 1971 underneath signature. Inscribed 135 ARTISTS CANVAS on top of stretcher bar. Also inscribed YC4.10 23 (the rest illegible). Inscribed Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu / (Ben Enwonwu) / 1917-1994 on verso. Also inscribed Ex6. Italian Embassy. Lagos / 02/1975 on verso. Attributed to Ben Enwonwu (1921-1994, Nigerian). 53 x 38 cm (21 x 15 inches). PROVENANCE: This lot carries limited provenance from a Private British estate

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All lots that do not carry established documented provenance nor any past record of auction history record are described in the catalog as attributed .

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Signed [Artist Name] : In cases in which the signature is legible in the lot, this work is described as-is with no attributions given.

By [Artist Name] : The work is by the artist.

Attributed to [Artist Name] : The work may be ascribed to the artist on the basis of style, but there may be some question as to actual authorship.

In the manner of [Artist Name] : The work was executed by an unknown hand, but was designed deliberately to emulate the style of the artist.

After [Artist Name] : The work was executed by an unknown hand, but is a deliberate copy of a known work by the artist.

Circle of [Artist Name] : A work of the period of the artist showing his influence, closely associated with the artist but not necessarily his pupil.

Follower of [Artist Name]: A work by a pupil or a follower of the artist (not necessarily a pupil).

American, 19th century : This work was executed by an unknown hand, and can only be identified by origin (i.e., region, period).

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Ben Enwonwu Nigerian Modernist Oil/Canvas "1971"

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000Jan 16, 2020
Starting Bid $300
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