Art Deco gouache painting African woman with Mangbetu hairstyle

Art Deco gouache painting African woman with Mangbetu hairstyle.  The work is signed by Claire Riley and dated 1937. Woorden frame with inlay. 
Artist/ Maker Claire Riney
Signature/ Marks Femme Makère KasaÏ Orientale Initials R.C. Dated 1937. Old tags on the back of the frame.
Style Art Deco
Date 1937
Material Gouache on paper. Wooden frame with inlay.
Origin France
Size (cm) H. 27 cm. x L. 21 cm. x. W. 1.5 cm.
Size (inches) H.10.7 inch x L. 8.3 inch x W. 0.6 inch.
Condition Very good. Small damages to the frame.
Literature The profile of a Mangbetu woman became popular after it has been chosen as icon of the “Croisière Noire” Citroen car race in 1924-25.

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