Schermafbeelding 2019-02-18 om 11.09.29.

MADELEINE LEFEBVRE (1900-1967)

 

Danseuse Mutshioko

Signed M.Lefebvre lower right

Titled and dated Danseuse Mutshioko, 1945 on a sticker on the stretcher

Oil on canvas, 60.6 x 50.3 cm
 

Note:
The portrait surely is done by a professional painter but strangely enough nothing is known about the artist Madeleine Lefebvre, except that she certainly wasn’t the only female artist working in the Congo. Some others were: Edith Dasnoy, Renée Bruyère-Blondiau, Marie de Paepe, Germaine Ide, Marie-Louise Stradiot-Bougnet, Suzanne van Damme, Isa Janssens, Erna Vamos, Madeleine-Christine Forani, Francine Somers and Marthe Guillain.