Lot: 358

87th Tribal Art Auction

Drawing "End of Mourning", 1869

Gabon, Mpongwe Village

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Monika Wengraff-Hewitt, London, Great Britain M: 9.3 inch x 12.3 inch 1000 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

pen and brown ink, signed and inscribed in pencil, depiction of a dance in honour of the deceased king Ré-Dowé, known as "King Louis", who died in 1867, with mask dancer and musicians in Mpongwe village (Libreville) at the house of King Kringer, dated 1869, framed and glazed, m: 38 cm x 45,3 cm


Perrois, Louis, Punu, Milan 2008, p. 37, ill. 5; Perrois, Louis & Charlotte Grand-Dufay, The white masks of South Gabon, in: Art Tribal 08 (2005), p. 117, ill. 13