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A Barotse Woman

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Head and chest portrait of a Barotse woman, from Western Zambia, her head turned three-quarters to the left. There is a heavy fence made of small tree trunks in the upper background. The sky is bright blue and the earth is a hot orange colour. The lady wears traditional dress and is looking seductively at the viewer, supplemented by the heavy make-up worn and full, red lips. Impressionistic in style with short strokes of paint working to construct the image.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester

  • Date

    1928

  • Medium

    oil on panel

  • Measurements

    40.8 x 30.4 cm

  • Accession number

    1929.25

  • Acquisition method

    purchased from the Goupil Gallery, 1929

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Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 3JL England

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