Tag : Ben Enwonwu

16 Nov 2018

The Ben Enwonwu Foundation & The British High Commission in Collaboration with Bonhams, Exhibit the Sculpture of HM Queen Elizabeth II, by Ben Enwonwu MBE

From November 7 – 8, 2018, The Ben Enwonwu Foundation and The British High Commission in collaboration with Bonhams celebrated the sculpture of HM Queen Elizabeth II, by Ben Enwonwu MBE. The exhibition of the Queen’s sculpture was in honour of HRH The Prince of Wales’ recent visit to Nigeria. The British Residence in Ikoyi, Lagos provided an excellent venue as the artist restaged his final solo exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London organised by the Royal Society of […]

07 Nov 2018

Presenting the Sculpture of HM, Queen Elizabeth II by Ben Enwonwu MBE on the occasion of the visit of HRH The Prince of Wales

In 1956, Ben Enwonwu, MBE received his greatest portrait commission. Elizabeth II, Queen of England and Monarch of the British Empire. Enwonwu conceived the idea for the commission and proposed it to Alan Lennox-Boyd, Secretary of State for the colonies, to commemorate the Queen’s visit to Nigeria in January and February 1956. The commission was arranged in consultation with protocol officials at Buckingham Palace, with the intention to install the completed bronze statue in the Nigerian House of Representatives in […]