‘African Mona Lisa’ fetches £1.2m at auction in London

Portrait of Nigerian princess Tutu found recently in London flat after being lost for decades

A long-lost portrait of a Nigerian princess described as the “African Mona Lisa” sold at a London auction on Wednesday for £1.2m, exceeding estimates and setting a record for the artist.

The painting of Adetutu “Tutu” Ademiluyi, by Ben Enwonwu, a Nigerian artist, was expected to fetch up to £300,000 when it went under the hammer at Bonhams auction house.

Related: Woman in the picture: is Nigeria’s legendary Tutu still alive?

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