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Presenting the Sculpture of HM, Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of the visit of HRH The Prince of Wales - Ben Enwonwu Foundation
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 …