FERNAND ALLARD L'OLIVIER (Belgian, 1883-1933)

Study for femme Mutusi
signed 'Allard l'Olivier' (lower right)
pencil and watercolour
52 x 32. 5cm (20 1/2 x 12 13/16 in)
London, Tate Britain, Seeing Africa, July 2006
Jacqueline Guisset, Le Congo et I'Art Beige (Tournai 2003)
The present work is a study for a painting held in the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp. The Institute's pictures were exhibited at the 1930 International Exhibition in Antwerp and documented Allard L'Olivier's 1928 journey to the Congo.